This unique training program in contact lenses is designed to serve three purposes - first, to train candidates to deliver the most advanced level of care currently available in contact lens technology to their patients, second, to develop skills in establishing a new contact lens practice in other cities of India, and third, to initiate, design and successfully execute a research probject related to contact lens and report the outcomes in the form of a peerreviewed journal publication.

The program will offer extensive experience in the following areas:

Program structure:

Programme Name Fellowship In Contact Lenses
Duration One year
Number of positions available 1 seat per six months
Eligibility criteria 1.Bachelor of Clinical Optometry(B.Optom) with minimum one year clinical experience in dispensing soft and RGP contact lenses / Bachelor of Clinical Optometry with one year Intership at L V Prasad Eye Institute
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Optometry and Vision Science and Master of Optometry from a ASCO recognized college/university
Admission exam Physical written test
Selection Merit in the personal interview
Fee structure National: INR 118,000/- (including GST)
Stipend INR 5000/-
Requirement Trainee should bring along one’s own Retinoscope, trial frame and two aprons (white coats)
Merit scholarships Merit scholarships are available for economically disadvantaged students

Admission examination:

Program start date 01 november 2023
On-line applications Log on to www.lvpei.org and follow the steps of on-line application payment (open the Fellowship in Contact Lenses in upcoming events). After payment, you will receive an on-line application form.
Last date for application submission 15 October 2023
Physical written test 20 October 2023
Physical interview 21 October 2023
Reporting for training Contact Lens Clinic, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Road No. 2, Hyderabad - 500034
Landmark - Velamati Soubhagyavathamma Patient Care Building, First Floor, Adjacent to the lift
Accommodation fee On-campus accommodation is available at a nominal fee of INR 10620/- (including GST) vfor 6 months. For on campus accommodation, please bring personal bed linen including a mattress and pillow.
Food fee If a trainee chooses to stay in the hostel, INR 24000/- for 6 months to be paid in advance along with tuition fee
Reporting address for accommodation Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision SciencesL V Prasad Eye Institute, GPR Campus, KismathpurDon Bosco Nagar PO, Hyderabad. 500 086, India

Applications OPEN

  • Download the application form from www.lvpei.org
  • Please refer to application instructions for making the application
    fee payment by demand draft or online transfer
  • Attach self-attested copies of all the certificates
    {(10,10+2 & B.Optom certificate) and work experience letter
    as per the details in the application form)}
  • Incomplete applications (for example, failing to attach the required documents to the form) will be disqualified

For more information, contact

Ms Kiranmayi Chappidi
Contact Lens Clinic
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills
Road No. 2, Hyderabad - 500034
Tel: 91-40-30615802/05/07
Email: kiranmayioptom@lvpei.org
Website: www.lvpei.org