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. Shraddha Kadam

    Ms. Shraddha Kadam, currently working as a Faculty at Laxmi College of Optometry, Panvel. She has completed her graduation and post graduation from Lotus College of Optometry in 2010 and 2012 respectively

    She has obtained a fellowship in Speciality Contact Lenses from Shekhar Eye research, Mumbai and her research on Scleral lenses was also presented at the 8th Asia Cornea and Contact Lens Conference, Hong Kong.

    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. 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)