R. K. Devi Eye Research Institute established in 1985 has been working towards providing comprehensive quality eye care at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level.
Lack of Awareness, Overpopulation, Poverty and Inadequate infrastructure has led India to have the maximum number of blind in the world. Despite the efforts done locally and nationally this backlog increases every year. The silver lining is that 80% of this blindness is preventable through refraction and surgery. The magnitude of blindness is so high that efforts are needed from all ends.
Since ophthalmologists are not many in numbers trained optometrists bridge the gap between the eye patients and the specialists. According to a recent study by the Govt. of India it has been found that India requires 40,000 trained optometrists and present number is 8,000 only. Optometrists play a very significant role in managing a poorly sighted or partially sighted patient. Thus the need to have qualified and trained Optometrists is an integral part of alleviating blindness.
Management of the School of Optometry
Dr. Awadh Dubey
Mrs. Shubha Dubey
Dr. Sanjiv Lal
Dr. Gaurav Dubey
Mrs. Suprabha Dubey
Dr. Nikhil Verma
Dr. Awadh Dubey - M.S. (Ophth.)
Dr. Gaurav Dubey - D.O.M.S, DNB (Ophth.)
Dr. Sukant Pandey - M.S. (Ophth.)
Dr. Nikhil Verma - D.O.M.S. (Ophth.)
Dr. C.P. Gupta - D.O.M.S
Mr. Ashutosh Tripathi - DOT
Mrs. Tanmeet Kaur - DOT
Students are required to pay tution fees of Rs. 54,000/- per year
The committee and faculty meets periodically to review and advise on following issues.
Training of students
Review the training programme
Scheduling of lectures, practicals, clinics and ward postings.
Training for Optometerist
Observership / Hands on Training / Fellowship
The Institute provides platform to young optometerists to train themselves & gain practical knowledge in the field of optometry.
To understand the basic and advanced principles of Optometry
To do a thorough comprehensive eye examination
To be familiar with basic and advanced diagnostic procedures in Optometry
To be a competent Optometry Professional with an ability to handle different types of patients
To make appropriate referrals
Contact lens and spectacle dispensing
Hands on Training
Eligibility - Degree / Diploma in Optometry
No of seats - 4 per year
Duration - 1 month
Course fee - 5000/month
Frequency - Twice a year (Jan and July)
Accomodation arrangements have to be made seperately