Chennai student wins IVI Essilor Young
Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2020
Ms Shakthi Pradheepa P of Sri Ramachandra Institute of
Higher Education & Research, Chennai has won the India Vision Institute
Essilor Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2020.
Pradheepa won the award for her project ‘Comparison of Facial Anthropometry and
Frame Measurement in Spectacle Wearing Children’. The announcement was made at an
online symposium conducted today by IVI. The winner gets a cash prize as travel
grant for research work and the Rolling Trophy for her institution, Sri
Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai.
congratulate this year’s IVI Essilor Young Optometry Researcher Rollin Trophy
winner, Shakthi Pradheepa. The competition was tough with five research
scholars competing for the top position,” said IVI CEO Vinod Daniel.
“This is the sixth IVI Rolling Trophy, which was instituted in 2014.
Thank you Essilor India Pvt Ltd for having supported us in this endeavour.”
“IVI’s aims to improve accessibility and quality of eye care services to
as many Indian as possible. We also help support continuous education and
research in Optometry to benefit the profession. The Rolling Trophy is a step
in that direction,” added Mr Daniel.
who judged the entries of the finalists included Dr Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen,
Head of Department, Binocular Vision/Vision Therapy Clinic, Sankara Nethralaya
& Assistant Professor, Elite School of Optometry, Dr Shrikant R Bharadwaj,
Director, Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences, &
Scientist, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, LV Prasad Eye Institute, and
Ms Jissa James, General Manager, Professional Development, India Vision Institute.
Anantha Lakshmi, Assistant General Manager, Education and Professional
Services, Essilor India Pvt Ltd, who was in the audience, spoke to the
winner of the IVI Essilor Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2020 was
selected from among four other shortlisted scholars who presented their
research projects. They include Ms Anam Ali, CL Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad,
Ruthra Mani Kanta Kothapalli, Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore, Diwakar,
Dr Agarwal’s Institute of Optometry, Chennai, and Salal Mohammed, Uttar Pradesh
University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah.
Previous winners of the Rolling Trophy are: Vishal
Biswas, Pailan College of Management and Technology, Kolkata (2019), - I Harini
from Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research, Chennai (2018), Navya
Deepthi Davara from BLSO, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Hyderabad (2017), S. Gayathri
from SRM Medical College, SRM University, Chennai (2016), and Hemanth Reddy from
Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad (2015).
About India Vision
India Vision Institute is an
independent, not-for-profit registered trust established in India in 2012.
Initiated to advance Optometry, through our extensive activities and programs,
including vision screenings across India’s far corners, IVI has made a mark
with many achievements. Our approach to advance Indian Optometry has been
through awareness generation, capacity building, leadership development, and promoting
the research culture. For prevention of avoidable blindness, IVI has worked
through timely intervention in providing access to vision screenings and
provision of free spectacles in disadvantaged communities and remote areas. Our
Eye See & I Learn and Eye See & I Work campaigns reach out to these key
constituencies where services are lacking and most required – notably children
and adults. (www.indiavisioninstitute.org)
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