Key People

Dr Shrikant R. Bharadwaj BSopt., PhD

Scientist & Director, Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences Email:

Shrikant Bharadwaj completed his undergraduate degree in Optometry from the Elite School of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai and a PhD in Vision Science from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, USA. After completing his post-doctoral training in Vision Science at the Indiana University School of Optometry, USA, Dr Bharadwaj returned to the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad as a DBT Ramalingaswami Fellow in 2009. Shrikant then established the Visual Optics research laboratory at LVPEI with the overall agenda of understanding how the optics of the eye influences spatial vision and depth vision. Dr Bharadwaj uses a combination of experimental, behavioral and computational techniques to address this research agenda. His laboratory actively publishes research work in international peer reviewed vision science journals and the research work is generously supported by extramural grants from the Department of Science and Technology; Department of Bio-Technology; and from the optical industry (Abbott Medical Optics, Groningen, The Netherlands). Dr Bharadwaj also serves on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports and Optometry and Vision Science.

In addition to his research work, Dr Bharadwaj serves as the Director of the Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences at LVPEI. He is actively involved in teaching at the institute’s Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry.