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Chennai student wins IVI Essilor Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2020

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.

Ms 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.                                                                                                                                       

“I 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.

Panelists 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. 

Ms Anantha Lakshmi, Assistant General Manager, Education and Professional Services, Essilor India Pvt Ltd, who was in the audience, spoke to the participants.                                    

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 Institute (IVI)

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. (


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