Know your optometrist- Kunal Shah

Kunal shah is a well equipped Optometrist with a special expertise to treat different eye conditions. His journey from being a Fellow of BCLA, Founder of Ocularist Society of India, and being a member of IACLE, has been very successful and satisfying. From the latest lens technology Orthokeratology, customised Artificial eye to Award winning Clinical practice, Kunal invests his time heavily in developing and representing eye care across the world. He is the Key Opinion leader for ALCON and CooperVision.

Mission : Preserve the precious gift of vision by providing a professional, friendly, and caring environment where each and every patient  receive the best possible eye care using the latest technology and equipment paired with quality products. We also aim to adapt a philosophy of service that focuses on building relationships and creating strong customer loyalty.


In a country like India where private Optometry practices doesn’t have much recognition ,we believe to change that paradigm and became a flagbearer to redefine a private Optometry practice .

Patients are often surprised to find a  leading Optometrist in such a small town, but the practice has been developed over the last 15 years by striving to do things differently and expertly. We are experts in the early detection of eye disease and have the most modern equipment to support that expertise. We care about each and every patient’s eye care and eyewear and believe the finest way to build a practice is by personal recommendation from happy patients. We look after patients as if they are part of our family. Word spreads, and we have patients who travel from all over the country to see us. Once people experience our level of care and service, they recommend their friends and family. We are proud that our unique approach to eye care has been recognised by being voted the best Clinical Practice by Zeiss You and Eye Awards for two consecutive years 2016 and 2017.

We also invested largely in technology to increase the level of care with advanced instrumentation such as iprofiler plus(3-in-1 wavefront abberometer-topographer, refractometer) from Carl Zeiss, Slitlamp, Applanation tonometer, Volk 90D and 20D lenses, indirect opthalmoscope, non mydiatric fundus camera, visuscout and advanced digital centration system – Visio office 2 from Essilor.

Kunal Shah caters all types of Eye conditions, to name a few:
Irregular cornea-Kunal has successfully treated a variety of eye conditions through speciality contact lenses like  Rose K lenses,Hybrid lenses,Scleral Contact Lens, many of which did not respond to other forms of treatment like Keratoconus , kerotaglobus, Pellucid marginal degeneration and severe dry eye conditions.
Ocular Prosthesis – Kunal is also a well experienced Ocularist with a deep understanding of concerns of one eyed patients who are seeking to get rid of this handicap. He makes a eye like shell to fit over a disfigured eye of the patients after removal of natural eye(enucleation). Kunal has developed excellent skills to fine tune every small detail in the prosthetic eye to make it lifelike and comfortable. Being the pioneer in this field, he is also the founding member of Ocularist Society of India.

Low Vision Aids-Kunal is practicing LVA since last 15 years helping patients with DR, ARMD, Albinism and various Ocular conditions and hence giving a better life to the patients

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening– Considering this importance of Eyehealth, Kunal has introduced Non dilated Fundus Camera Visuscout another latest technology from Zeiss ,  which examines Diabetic Retinopathy conditions within few minutes. Kunal has successfully screened numerous such cases and helped patients to save their vision.

Orthokeratology – Myopia Control

With an aim to control Myopia in the growing population, Kunal also started Ortho-K lenses from David Thomas.
Educator and Trainer:

He has worked tirelessly to help develop and promote Optometry throughout India . He is an Educator of Optometry students at University of Manipal and is also a trainer at Zeiss Vision Academy in India. Being the Founder and Head Optometrist in Eyesavers, he also visits schools and orphanages to talk to children about Eyetests and assess them for vision impairment. nkara Nethralaya, Chennai.His Clinical practice Eyesavers has also won Excellence In Clinical Practice award for two consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 from Zeiss Youandeye awards.

Future goals: In a country like India where 80% of children doesn’t get a timely eye examination , my vision is to empower and equip all the schools for basic screening of eyes with a mission of reaching one million children in next Five years. We have also launched a social Campaign “Saveyoureyes” (registered) wherein we have examined over 2000children last year and also provided extensive eye treatment. His dedication and commitment has won him the biggest laurel of being Best Optometrist of India for 2016 by Sankara Nethralaya. At the same time We also screen Geriatic population for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.
Key Specialty at a glance:

1.Fellow British contact lens Association (FBCLA)

  1. Member of International Association of Contact Lens Educator.
  2. Key Opinion Leader , Alcon
  3. Key Opinion Leader, Cooper Vision
  4. Founder, Ocularist Society of India
  5. Educator at Manipal University, India
  6. Trainer at Zeiss Vision Academy for both National and International delegates.
  7. Founder and Head Optometrist at Eyesavers, India.
  8. Winner of “Best Optometrist of the Year 2016” from India’s No.1 Eye Hospital, Sankara Nethralaya.
  9. Winner of Excellence in Clinical Practice Award for 2016 by Zeiss YouandEye Awards.
  10. Winner of Excellence in Clinical Practice awarded by Zeiss YouandEye in 2017, for the second time
  11. Facilitator Indian vision institute, Brien Holden Vision Institute

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