Dr Ravi C Bakaraju is the Head of Research & Development at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Dr Bakaraju oversees all translational research projects and innovation activities at the Institute. He manages project teams, provides operational leadership, ensuring tasks and expectations are clearly communicated and outputs of activities, objectives and milestones are achieved according to project plans. Dr Bakaraju graduated from Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, in 2006. He is an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India. Dr Bakaraju received his PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2010. His dissertation work focussed on optimizing contact lens designs for presbyopia correction. He has been a recipient of numerous scholarships, national, and international awards for his research accomplishments, including the prestigious Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award from the American Academy of Optometry in 2015; as an outstanding young scientist who has shown exceptional promise to conduct independent research directly related to etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, or management of clinical ocular disorders. Dr Bakaraju is also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology. He is a lead inventor on a dozen granted patents and several other pending patent applications around lens designs and concepts spanning myopia control technology, novel presbyopia corrections, astigmatism correction and other innovative vision correction platforms. Dr Bakaraju has authored over 35 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of ophthalmic and visual optics, has presented at numerous conferences and serves as an anonymous referee for over a dozen ophthalmic and vison science peer-reviewed journals.