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Prof. Monica Chaudhry

Contact Lens and Refraction
Job Title:
Professor and Head department of Optometry and Vision Science
Medical School:
All India Institute of Medical Sceince
Gurgaon, India

Brief Profile of Monica Chaudhry

Monica Chaudhry is presently serving as Professor and Head of Optometry and Vision Science at the Amity University Gurgaon, India. She has almost two and a half decades of academic and clinical experience. Prior to joining the Amity University Gurgaon, she has served at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS),New Delhi for more than 20 years. She also has academic experience as consultant for the Optometry program at School of health sciences, Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), New Delh ifor almost 3 years . She has been associated with leading eye care industries Like Johnson and Johnson , Baush +Lomb , Alcon , Essilor etc as key opinion leader , faculty, consultant /advisor . After attaining graduate degree in Optometry from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1986 ,she obtained M.Sc in Clinical Optometry from Vinayaka Mission Deemed University . She has also been awarded as a Fellow of International contact lens educators in 1996. She has also qualified as fellow of BCLA this year . She is currently pursuing her PhD in optometry and visin science ,
Awards & Achievements: In recognition of her contribution to the field of academics and medical service she has been awarded the "Shreshtshree Award."by the Delhi citizen forum in 1994 and was presented the Super Achiever Award in optometry by a national TV channel. She was also awarded Australian Leadership Fellowship Award in 2011 . She is currently the Chairman of Optometry Council of India and North Representative of Association of Schools and Colleges of optometry in India. She had been in the executive/ governing board of leading associations of Optometry in India .Recently she has been appointed to the task force of curriculum development by Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt. Of India. She continues to be the editor and expert committee member of IGNOU. For a brief period she has been also advisor to International Centre for Eye CareEducation(ICEE). She has been actively involved in organizing conferences, seminars, national and international workshops andfaculty development programs. She has been conducting several training programs for professionals, corporate trainings and is continues her appointment as co-educator of David Thomas Co (UK ) . She is also the Chairman of Optometry council of India
She has chaired many scientific sessions and presented papers in National/ International Optometry and Ophthalmology conferences. She has travelled abroad extensively and attended many international trainings and conferences. Her passion is now to enhance research in the field of optometry and vision science and take Indian optometry education to international standards.
Publications: She has published three books - "Low Vision" in 2006 , "Contact Lens Primer."in 2007 and "Refraction and Prescription"in 2010. Besides this she has written chapters and articles in other optometry/ophthalmology books and magazines. She has also been author of many IGNOU optometry program modules.

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