Laxmi College of Optometry was founded by our medical director Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar in 1999, under the parent body of Laxmi Charitable Trust. The organization started with a Diploma course affiliated to Federation of Ophthalmic Research and Education (FOREC), New Delhi
In 2006, LCO started a 4 year degree program of Bachelors of Science in Optometry with recognition of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik. Later, LCO commenced a course in Ophthalmic Techniques in affiliation with Maharashtra State Board for MCVC in 2010-2016.
Presently, the college is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nasik for a degree course in optometry.
Laxmi Charitable Trust – a parent body of Laxmi College of Optometry was brought into existence by the eminent Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar in 1999, with the aim to provide quality eye care to one & all. 75% of the total population of Raigad District is in rural area, where access to even primary eye care is very difficult. This emphasizes the need of community outreach program to provide primary eye care. This was achieved by conducting eye camps and setting up primary eye care centers in rural area and the outskirts.
Laxmi Charitable Trust since 1999 has conducted 1554 free eye camps and has performed more than 43906 free cataract surgeries. Laxmi College of Optometry is efficiently providing trained personnel required for such activities to the Trust.