Academic Team


Dr. Monica Samant has done her fellowship training in general ophthalmology under Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar.

She did her fellowship in Paediatric, Squint and Neuro Ophthalmology from L. V. Prasad Eye Institute. She further did her research fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has addressed several conferences and has publications in national and international journals.

Currently Dr. Samant is associated with Laxmi Eye Institute as a consultant in Paediatric, Squint and Neuro Ophthalmology. She is the also the Academic in- charge at Laxmi College of Optometry.

Dr Vidyut, Vice-principal

A reputed academician and acclaimed optometry consultant.

Dr Vidyut is among handful of professionals in the country, who have earned their PhD in Optometry and vision science. She has received a doctorate degree for her outstanding contribution to the field of optometry education, from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Institute of Eminence, Government of India). She has completed her Masters in Optometry and Masters in Business Administration (HR specialization) with flying colours. At the baseline, she has B.Sc (Physics + Still photography and audio-visual production), B. Sc. (applied) Optometry and B. Optometry to her credit.

Dr Vidyut is a popular teacher in optometry students. And she is frequently invited as guest speaker in key optometry forums. She has worked as member of Board of Studies in YCMOU, school of Health Sciences. She is a clinical director at Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program at Special Olympics (Bharat). She is actively involved in clinical and academic research in Optometry and has many scientific publications in international, peer-reviewed journals. She has to her credit numerous presentations, posters and talks at various national and international conferences.

Professional memberships:

  • Indian Optometry association
  • Optometry Council of India
  • Contact Lens Society of India
  • Maharashtra Optometry association
  • International Association of Contact Lens Educators
  • At Laxmi, Dr Vidyut is spearheading academic activity of Laxmi College of Optometry with an objective to promote optometry education to the advance level.


    Ms. Supriya Patil is currently working as a faculty cum centre coordinator of Laxmi college of optometry, Panvel.

    She is a post graduate and also holds her clinical fellowship degree from L V Prasad eye hospital ,Hyderabad .

    She is associated with many renowned institutions as external faculty and examiner for more than a decade with her keen interest in subjects like Contact lens ,Low vision, Ocular diseases and community optometry. She has presented many papers in conferences . She also has an experience in diabetic retinopathy projects for artificial intelligence. She is one of the founding member of MOA ( Maharashtra Optometry Association ) and lifetime member of ASCO, IOA and IACLE.


    Mrs. Sarita has completed her graduation from Lotus College of Optometry in 2009 and M Sc Optometry from Chitkara University, Chandigarh in 2015 and is a fellow of L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

    Ms. Sarita is an Associate Member of ASCO and has also done FASCO in Clinical Optometry in 2015. She is skilled in refraction, orthoptic evaluation, ophthalmic evaluation and diagnostics and is visiting faculty in Laxmi College of optometry.

    She has attended various optometry conferences and workshops on vision therapy, low vision and research & methodology. She is presently working as a clinical optometrist as well as Intern in charge in Laxmi eye Institute

    Mr. Soumik Dey

    Mr. Soumik Dey is a graduate in Optometry from NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur. He then trained at the Aditya Jyot Eye Institute, Mumbai.

    He has attended many training programs and conferences related to contact lens, low vision, and sports injuries and has presented scientific papers in AIOC and Vision 2020.

    Mr. Dey has been associated with Laxmi Eye Institute since 2008. He is currently a clinical optometrist and his areas of interest are sports vision, paedriatic optometry and orthoptics. He is also a lecturer at Laxmi College of Optometry and heading the Low Vision Aids department.

    Ms. Aysworya Mohapatra

    Ms.Aysworya Mohapatra is currently working as Clinical Internship in charge cum Faculty at Laxmi College of Optometry, Panvel

    She has completed her graduation from Dr , D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pune. She has pursued her clinical internship and fellowship from Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Odisha and Chennai. She has worked with Lokmanya Multispecialty Hospital, Pune as clinical practitioner as well as counsellor. Contact Lens being her subject of interest she has worked as a Contact lens consultant at her previous practices. She has attended various conferences and training programs and has also presented papers at various scientific meets. She was awarded for excellent performance in All Odisha Optometry Conference quiz contest.

    Due to her further interest in Community Optometry and Public health she is actively involved in organizing charity events like free eye screenings, eye and health awareness lectures for occasions like World Sight Day, World Optometry Day with Laxmi Charitable Trust Along with being a member she is also the project representative of Optometry Council of India from our institute.


    Ms. Anjana Gilbert is working as a faculty at Laxmi College of Optometry, Panvel. She completed post-graduation in Optometry (M.optom) from Vasan Eye Institute, Malappuram, Kerala (Bharathiar University).

    She has worked as an Optometrist as well as tutor at Wavikar Eye Institute, Thane. She is skilled in subjective and objective refraction, Orthoptics evalution and handling optometric instruments.

    She is a member of Optometry Council of India (OCI)