Raja S.Reddy is a 42 years and a renowned Optometrist from Osmania Medical College.
He has 19 years of professional experience spread across India and abroad. He was a Fellow in the contact lens educational programme at the LV Prasad eye institute.
He received accolades for his contact lens practice and techniques from Lawrence & Mayo. He has wide experience in a wide range of contact lenses ranging from One day disposables to RGP and Scleral lenses. In order to bring his rich experience in Optometry to the common man, he set up his own venture in the year March 2015, in the form of an Optometry eye clinic to cater to all infirmities relating to the human eye. It is an inclusive venture relating to vision management as well as improvements.
Apart from being a Vision?ary”, his pastime hobbies included cooking and exploring eateries in and around Hyderabad.
Definition Of optometry
Erstwhile known as ophthalmic opticians, optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health.
"For your eyes only"
Optometry in India
India has one of the largest population of unnecessarily blind and vision impaired individuals in the world; totalling 15 million people. This group is geographically widespread, with a vast majority living in rural areas.
Yet, less than 3% of India’s 840,130 doctors have completed specialist medical training in vision care, and for those that have, relatively few live and practice outside tier I and II cities
Ophthalmologist v/s Optometrist
Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.
Optometrists are health care professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. An optometrist is not a doctor. An optometrist receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three years or more years of college.