Maintaining Sound Eye Sight


21 May 2021


3.30 pm to 4.30 pm Indian Standard Time




Maintaining Sound Eye Sight

India Vision Institute in association with VisionPlus Magazine is organising a panel discussion on ‘Maintaining Sound Eye Sight’ to commemorate ‘Healthy Vision Month’.

Who can attend

Optometry students, practitioners, educators, and others interested.

About the panel discussion

For enduring a perfect lifestyle, optimum vision is the key for humans, irrespective of age and gender. But with the global prevalence of 1.1 billion people living with vision loss, it is time to think more actively about awareness, knowledge, and attitudes about healthy vision in the general population.

The discussion aims to deliberate the impacts of not taking care of vision on our daily living activities, barriers, and perceptions about good eye health in the community, and how a pair of spectacles become useful in nourishing ideal eyesight. It will discuss ways to overcome the barriers and keeping our eyes healthy.

Interested participants can register using or watch us live on Facebook (


Dr Umang Mathur
Medical Director
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH)

Following his residency in Ophthalmology, Dr Umang Mathur obtained a fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment from the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He has received further training in corneal surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Wilmer Eye Institute, USA. Dr Mathur has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and participates actively in national and international conferences.
He has been associated with SCEH for over fifteen years and has been involved in developing and implementing quality and sustainable eye care systems at this institution. Besides his cornea, cataract, and lasik surgery practice, he has an interest in community ophthalmology. He is an accomplished surgeon and had the former President of India, late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, among his patients. He is the Founding Director of the Eye Bank at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, which is today among the leading eye banks in north India. Dr Mathur has trained over 200 long term and short term fellows in anterior segment pathology and cataract surgery.

Dr Anitha Arvind
Freelance Optometrist and Optometry Educator
Consultant Optometrist
Eye Care Centre, Bangalore

Dr Anitha Arvind graduated from Elite School of Optometry in 1998. She completed Masters from Amity University, PhD from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and holds fellowship from IACLE (FIACLE), ABDO College, United Kingdom in Dispensing Optics (FBDO) and Vision therapy from ASCO-India (FASCO)

Dr Anitha has a vast experience in teaching and clinical practice. Her interest areas include contact lens, dispensing optics, vision therapy and research.

She is the founding member of Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai and ITM College of Optometry, Gwalior. She is also a RoseK Senior Co-educator in India.


Jayanta Bhattacharjee
Optometrist & Contactologist (Certified Orthokeratologist)
Acting Chair – Optometry Council of India

An alumnus of L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Jayanta Bhattacharjee was awarded the Best Optometry Fellow Award, LVPEI, for the year 1998.
He passed the IACLE accreditation exam leading to FIACLE in 2007. He also completed the Australia Award Fellowship for Optometry Educators under the Brian Holden Vision Institute at Sydney in 2014.
He is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Science (VCOVS) and is Principal Coordinator for Kolkata Vision Research Centre (KVRC).
He has worked with Bausch & Lomb from 2000 to 2005 and imparted training to many contact lens practitioners. He was also on the faculty panel of The Vision Care Institute – India, Johnson &Johnson. He is presently the India Co-Educator for Menicon Rose K lenses. As a contact lens educator, he is invited as an examiner and faculty by various optometry institutes all over India.

Prasad Sawant
Managing Director & Optometrist
Sawant Optometry Clinic

Optom Prasad K. Sawant has completed his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees from Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Optometry, Pune (2001 and 2005). Later he completed his Clinical Fellowship from L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (in 2002). He has also completed a Fellowship in Scleral Lenses at Boston Foundation for Sight, MA, USA (2008). He is an accredited Fellow of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Australia (2011).

He was awarded the British as well as the American Academy Fellowships in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Since 2003, he has been successfully running his private optometry practice in Dombivli, Mumbai, practicing all types of Specialty Contact Lenses.


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