Sunita Agarwal: Transforming Pediatric Vision Care in India

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Sunita Agarwal

Sunita Agarwal, an Indian optometrist and vision therapist, is making significant strides in the field of pediatric vision care. With a strong background in clinical optometry, Sunita is dedicated to enhancing the vision health of children across India.

Her career began at Drishtikone clinic, where she focused on pediatric care and realized the critical role of behavioral and vision therapy in children’s eye health. This realization led her to pursue certification in optometric vision therapy from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), USA, becoming the only certified optometric vision therapist in India recognized by COVD.

Sunita’s impact expanded when she joined the child development center at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata. Here, she became an integral part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to treating children with developmental disorders and disabilities. Her efforts were instrumental in establishing the Nabajatak Child Development Centre in Kolkata.

With a special interest in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Sunita obtained certification in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) from the UK. Currently, she leads the Vision Therapy department at Aster Women and Child Hospital in Bangalore.

As an entrepreneur, Sunita is an official distributor of Bernell Inc., USA, making vision therapy products more accessible to eye care professionals in India. She also manufactures high-quality, affordable vision therapy products under the banner of Fusion VTP.

Academically, Sunita is a PhD scholar conducting research in the field of Vision Therapy. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, earning recognition for her contributions to the field.

Currently, Sunita holds key positions, including Consultant Optometrist and Vision Therapist at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital CDC, Kolkata, and Consultant Optometrist and HOD Vision Therapy at Aster Women and Child Hospital, Bangalore. She is also the Founder and Proprietor of Drishtikone Vision Therapy and Neuro Vision Therapy Clinic in Howrah, and the Founder and Professional Associate of Nabajatak Child Developmental Centre in Kolkata.

Sunita Agarwal’s commitment to transforming pediatric vision care in India is commendable, and her work continues to positively impact the lives of children and families across the country.

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