Dr Ravi C Bakaraju heads up the Vision Innovations, Science, Technology and Applications (VISTA) group at the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia. Dr Bakaraju additionally holds a senior optics and vision scientist position at the Institute. His team specialises in development of novel extended depth of focus contact lenses to reduce the rate of myopia progression and to improve methods for correction of presbyopia. Dr Bakaraju graduated from Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry (affiliated to Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani) through L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, in 2006. Later, he completed his PhD at UNSW in 2010, working on modelling and optimizing various lens designs for presbyopia correction. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Australia.
He is an inventor on three granted patents and few other pending patents around lens designs for myopia control and presbyopia correction. Over the years, Dr Bakaraju’ has co-authored 25 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and has been a recipient of numerous national and international awards for his research accomplishments.