HOD – Binocular Vision/ Vision Therapy Clinic, Sankara Nethralaya, Unit of Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India; Clinical Diplomate – Binocular vision, Perception & Pediatric Optometry Section & Inaugural President, India Chapter, American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
Dr. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen heads the Binocular Vision and Vision therapy clinic at Sankara Nethralaya (SN). Dr. Hussaindeen is currently an Assistant Professor at the prestigious Elite School of Optometry (ESO). Dr. Hussaindeen is the first clinical Diplomat from India, in the section of Binocular vision, perception and pediatric Optometry of the American academy of Optometry (AAO) and is the inaugural president for the AAO-India chapter. She is a renowned Optometrist and receives referrals from across the country for her clinical expertise in amblyopia, binocular vision anomalies and managing children with learning-related visual issues. She is a committee member of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram’s (RBSK) Government of India’s initiative in the preparation of a manual for the vision assessment and rehabilitation of cerebral visual impairment (CVI) and also serves as a trainer for the same. Dr. Hussaindeen has been involved in school eye health initiatives for over a decade now. Her doctoral research pertains to understanding binocular vision anomalies among school children. Dr. Hussaindeen has many peer-reviewed publications in international journals and also has authored chapters in books. She serves as a reviewer for national and international peer-reviewed journals including Optometry and Vision Science, PloS One, Journal of Optometry, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Nature.