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Optom. Aditya Goyal
Optom. Aditya Goyal

Aditya Goyal graduated from Elite school of optometry in 1989. He completed M.S. In clinical optometry from Pennsylvania college of optometry, Salus University and has been practicing the Science and art of optometry since 1991. He is also a fellow of COVD and is pursuing PhD and fellowship of NORA at present.

Along with the clinical practice, he followed his interest in academics and was instrumental in establishing colleges of optometry in Chennai, Bangalore and Ludhiana along with Sankara eye care group of hospitals. These colleges are running optometry programs at bachelors and masters levels. They also offer lateral entry programs to upgrade education of diploma holders to degree levels. Presently, he is the principal of Sankaracollege of optometry, Bangalore and is also the mentor for optometrists in the Sankara eye care group. AdityaGoyal is also an adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania college of optometry, Salus University, USA. Being interested in optometric education, he is on the board of the association of schools and colleges of optometry, India and serves as President on the board of ASCO, India.

Aditya was a member of the team which wrote the common minimum optometry curriculum (CMOC) and Indian entry level optometry competencies (IELOCS). He is one of the authors of the curriculum followed for masters program in optometry. He is also a member of the task force created by Government of India to work on standardizing the curriculum and practice of optometry in India. This aims at legislating the profession and creating a board to govern the practice of optometry in India.

Aditya is a faculty for a number of colleges across India and lectures widely on topics related to vision therapy, neuro vision, perception, behavioral and developmental optometry, pediatric optometry and low vision rehabilitation. He has a number of presentations both in India and abroad to his credit.