Pavan Verkicharla received his Bachelor’s degree in Optometry from Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, India and a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia (in the field of myopia and optics).

He returned to India after gaining post-doctoral research experience at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) with interest to establish India’s first exclusive myopia lab at the L V Prasad Eye Institute in 2017.

As a young researcher, Pavan continues his passion in myopia research and invests more time understanding pathophysiology of myopia/pathologic myopia and develop anti-myopia strategies.

He has several international peer-reviewed publications in the field of myopia and also serves as a reviewer for multiple optometry/ophthalmology journals.