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Faculty Profile

1. First Name Monica
2. Last Name Chaudhry
3. Department Name School of Health Sciences
4. University Address Ansal University
5. Designation Name Director
6. Academic Area Optometry & Vision Sciences, contact lens , low vision
7. Faculty Type Permanent
8. Qualification B Sc , M.Sc. In Optometry , FIACLE ,   persuing PhD
9. Experience approx 33 years
10. Current Courses taught Contact lens / low vision / teaching methodology / projects
11. Research Interest contact lens / low vision / clinical optometry
12. Teaching Interest contact lens / low vision / clinical optometry
13. Publications published 3 books in all - “Low Vision” 2006 , “Contact Lens Primer.” 2007 published by leading publisher jaypee Bros . Her book “Refraction and Prescription.”   2010 was also published by CBS. These books are prescribed as Text book in many optometry Schools in India and sold across some Asian Countries. Besides this she has written chapters and articles in other books and Magazine. She has also been author of many IGNOU optometry program modules. 
14. Professional Affiliations 1.      Chairman. Optometry Council of India
2.      Member National Task force Ministry of health and family welfare
3.     KOL  Mennicon contact lenses (UK)
4.      Editorial board Member – Indian Optician Bimonthly journal
5.      Key Opinion Leader Bausch + Lomb
6.      Key opinion leader Alcon India
7.     Advisor Oxsight Ltd Uk
8.      Member of BCLA   ( British contact lens Association )
9.      Advisor   Johnson and Johnson ,India
15. Professional Activities  
1.      Attended   and presented papers in National /International Conferences and training programs.
2.      Chaired Several National Scientific Conferences.
3.      Written many articles and Research Papers for national Journals of optometry and ophthalmology.
4.      Have been invited faculty in training programs. Conducted many Workshops and training programs all over India
5.      Have been invited as guest faculty in annual All India ophthalmology and Delhi ophthalmology conferences in several conferences.
8.      Invited on national TV channel for a panel discussion and interviews.
9.      Published public articles in Indian news papers on optometry.
Past :
1. Was elected the Assistant secretary of IACLE (International association of contact lens educators ) Asia Pacific Region in 2006
2. Was the North Region representative of the Indian Optometry Association 2002 - 2005
4. Was the Resource Coordinator of IACLE – International Association of Contact lens educators at AIIMS
5. Had been the honorary Advisor for ICEE (International Centre For Eye Care Education ) from July 2008 to march 2009
6. Was the North Region Representative of ASCO – Indian Association of Schools And Colleges of Optometry 2004
7. Awarded the INTERNATIONAL Global educator award 2015 in UK by Internaltional association of contact lens educators
8. Have been awarded “Shreshtshree” Title for the achievements in MEDICAL FIELD by The Delhi citizen forum in 1994
9. Was presented the Super Achiever Award in optometry by a national TV channel.
16. Recent award nomination
Awarded the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) in Sydney, Australia.
Nominated for Padamshree awards 2015 ( under Medical Category )