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Dr. Rashima A
Dr. Rashima A
Assistant Professor, Elite School of Optometry, The Sankara Nethralaya Academy

Senior Optometrist / Researcher – Glaucoma Project, Sankara Nethralaya

Consultant – Occupational Optometry Services, Sankara Nethralaya

Member – Teaching and Training Department, Sankara Nethralaya

Dr. Rashima Asokan is currently an Assistant Professor at Elite School of Optometry. She completed BS Optometry, M Phil Optometry and PhD from Elite School of Optometry and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani). She is involved in teaching at Elite School of Optometry from 2005. She joined the Chennai Glaucoma Study in 2007, one of the largest epidemiological study groups in India. She is also involved in clinical research in glaucoma. She, along with the study team has published their works in many national and international peer-reviewed journals and currently holds 18 peer-reviewed publications. She has presented at many national and international conferences and received awards. Her research area includes UV radiation and its effect on the eye, Glaucoma, Occupational ocular disorders, Innovative education models in Optometry. She has received Best Research publication award consecutively three years for her research in optometry. She also holds as a reviewer for international journals.

She mentors the clinical internship at Elite School of Optometry and guides undergraduate and postgraduate research works. For her innovative teaching methods, she has received the best faculty awards thrice from Elite School of Optometry. She also has received endowment awards for optometry related educational training. She has got training for competency-based assessment using scoring rubrics from ORBIS, India. She is an active member of the Teaching and Training Department of Sankara Nethralaya.

Clinical imaging is her area of interest and involved in glaucoma and cornea diagnostics at Sankara Nethralaya. Combination of both research and clinical imaging has fetched her publications in glaucoma diagnostics. She keeps herself updated with advanced techniques in imaging from ocular surface to retina. She has received award on Endeavour Executive Fellowship from the Australian Government in 2016 and have worked at the University of Melbourne on visual fields and glaucoma.