BSc Hons. Optom (London)
Contact Lens Specialist and Primary Eye Care Consultant in Dr. Gogate’s Eye Clinic in Pune
Dr. Meena studied in T. N. Medical College, Mumbai and qualified as a medical practitioner in 1992. She holds Full Registration with the Medical Council of India Registration Number: 68545.
She did two house posts in the Ophthalmology residency training programme in JJ Hospital, Mumbai, before relocating to the United Kingdom
In the UK she completed her Optometry course from City University London and was awarded the BSc Optom degree in a grand convocation ceremony at the Guild Hall London in (Oct.2000-Jun.2003).
She was awarded the Bateman prize in Ocular disease in an honours ceremony programme in London.
She was welcomed as the Member of the College of Optometry London in 2004. (MC Optom)
She was then appointed as an OPTOMETRIST at BOOTS OPTICIANS, Witham and Braintree, Essex United Kingdom. Her job profile involved managing eye health of the Essex population in a busy practice of more than 200 patients per month. Her proficiency was in fitting all types of contact lenses and their aftercare. She was also actively involved in binocular vision, vision therapy and low vision.
In India she worked as an optometrist in Lawrence and Mayo Pune from November 2005 till February 2010, fitting contact lenses and refracting customers. She was one of the team members of their professional services team which involved training of optometrists and sales persons, delivering speciality lectures to B Sc and Diploma Optometry students.
Dr. Meena became a Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Australia since July 2007 and passed the IACLE exam in November 2007. She was awarded the Fellowship in 2008. (FIACLE).
In addition to her Optometry experience Dr. Meena is invited as an examiner for the BSc Optom final exams in the esteemed colleges of Pune
- Member of International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Australia since July 2007
- Passed IACLE exam in November 2007 and Awarded Fellowship
- Member of Association of Optometrists , U.K.
- Member of Indian Optometric Association
- Member of All India Ophthalmological Society
- Member of Pune Ophthalmological Society
- Member of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
- Guest Faculty Member of The Vision Care Institute, Johnson and Johnson Ltd
Her hobbies include learning Indian classical music and singing.