IVI Rolling Trophy - 2014
Hemanth Reddy from Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad, was adjudged as the best young optometry researcher on the basis of his project, “SMARTstereo: a novel tablet PC based application for measuring stereoacuity in the clinic”, at the symposium for undergraduate optometry students held at IVI Hyderabad on 30 October 2014.
Organized as part of the IVI Young Optometry Researcher rolling trophy initiative to promote research among optometry students in India, the symposium provided a platform for six shortlisted students from optometry institutions across India to present their research proposals.
The selection were made by a panel of experts comprising of Dr Jyoti Jaggernath and Mr Farai Chinanayi from the African Vision Research Institute and Dr Nagaraju Konda from BHVI India Pvt. Ltd. Along with a certificate, Hemnath received a travel grant of INR 5000. His institute, the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, received the rolling trophy for the year 2014. The other five shortlisted students received participation certificates and a memento.