Judging and making the right decision, and making sure that the best man wins is an important and tough task, and for this, we have the most qualified judges. One of which is Mr Aditya Goyal, Principal of Sankara College of Optometry. We have him as the Jury Member for ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS 2019 to be held on 24 Nov, 2019
Aditya Goyal graduated from Elite school of optometry in 1989. He completed M.S. In clinical optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University and has been practicing the Science and art of optometry since 1991. He is also a fellow of COVD and is pursuing PhD and fellowship of NORA at present.
Along with the clinical practice, he followed his interest in academics and was instrumental in establishing colleges of optometry in Chennai, Bangalore and Ludhiana along with Sankara Eye Care Group of Hospitals. Presently, he is the Principal of Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore and is also the mentor for optometrists in the Sankara eye care group. Aditya Goyal is also an adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University, USA. Being interested in optometric education, he is on the board of the association of schools and colleges of optometry, India and serves as President on the board of ASCO, India.
Aditya was a member of the team which wrote the common minimum optometry curriculum (CMOC) and Indian entry-level optometry competencies (IELOCS). He is one of the authors of the curriculum followed for a masters program in optometry. He is also a member of the task force created by the Government of India to work on standardizing the curriculum and practice of optometry in India. This aims at legislating the profession and creating a board to govern the practice of optometry in India.
Aditya is a faculty for a number of colleges across India and lectures widely on topics related to vision therapy, neuro vision, perception, behavioural and developmental optometry, pediatric optometry and low vision rehabilitation. He has a number of presentations both in India and abroad to his credit.