Devakani Kumar is a graduate of the Elite School of Optometry, Medical and Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India (affiliated to the University of California).
Devakani is a highly qualified optometrist with more than 15 years’ experience, and has worked as lead optometrist in reputed leading eye care centres and hospitals in India and Dubai.
Her area of expertise lies in pediatric and geriatric optometry. She is an expert in prescribing and fitting all types of contact lenses in infants and children including soft, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid lenses to cater to a range of eye conditions. She was recently trained in the UK for scleral contact lenses. She also correct vision of patients who have low vision, using special devices, who otherwise cannot be treated with glasses or contact lenses.
Her other fields of interest are special investigations, such as corneal scans, Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiogram, and Electro Diagnostic Procedures including ERG, EOG and VEP.
In addition to her clinical practice, Devakani has a commitment to community health and has led free eye camps, vision screening programmes and organised free medical frames and lenses for the needy. She also supports the Spastics Society of India.
Devakani has published several articles, conducted workshops on refraction and contact lenses and presented papers in international conferences.