4 Trips. 3 Countries. Countless Lives Impacted.
"Volunteering with ORBIS is rewarding; working with fellow optometrists all around the world in the transfer of skills allows us to learn together and build a strong global network of health care providers. We passionately share our knowledge which is manifested in the care we provide for our patients."
Support VF (Volunteer Faculty): Dr. Radhika Chawla
Dr. Radhika Chawla, O.D. is an optometrist practicing in Richmond Hill and the GTA. After completing a Bachelors of Science in Biology at McMaster University, Dr. Chawla graduated from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Her training involved providing primary eye care including pediatric and infant evaluations, contact lenses, ocular systemic diseases, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic nerve disorders and neurological conditions with ophthalmic complications.
After graduation, her experience working in the Department of Ophthalmology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City specifically involved the infant and pediatric population, contact lens services including keratoconus, pre/post strabismus surgery care, pre/post cataract co-management, and glaucoma co-management.
Dr. Chawla is a Board Director for the Ontario Association of Optometrists and has served as Chair of the Children’s Vision Committee. She has received the OAO Public Education Award of Merit. In addition, she served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in the United States. Currently, she is an assessor for the Quality Assurance Committee for the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Dr. Chawla also volunteers with ORBIS, a non-profit humanitarian organization devoted to blindness prevention and treatment in developing countries. She travelled to Vietnam in 2009, to Nepal in 2011, and South Africa in 2014 on ORBIS volunteer missions.
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