Vijaya Gothwal

Visiting Professorial Fellow

Vijaya K Gothwal is a low vision specialist and completed her undergraduation in Optometry from India followed by a Master’s in Applied Science and a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship from The Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. She has a vast experience in providing care to patients with low vision across all age groups over the last 30 years. She has published widely and has to her credit over 95 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. She has made over 130 presentations at National and International conferences. She was awarded the prestigious Constance W Atwell award for Excellence in Low Vision Research in 2002 by the Low Vision Research Group Committee at Ford Lauderdale, Florida, USA. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and was awarded the Diplomate in Low Vision (Research) by the AAO. She is the Assistant Secretary of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR). Her research interests include psychometrics, patient-reported outcome measurement (such as understanding patient’s perspectives of the impact of their ocular condition and its treatment on quality of life, etc.), effectiveness of treatments, and low vision, specifically pediatric low vision.