Rinu Thomas

Assistant Professor

Department of Optometry

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Rinu Thomas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Optometry, SOAHS, Manipal

    She is:

    • Internship coordinator
    • Lecturing contact lens module for Post graduates
    • Handling Contact lens clinic
    • Teacher guardian for first year

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Contact lens(UG and PG) MOP 602, BOPT 303, BOPT 302 3rd Semester, 5th Semester, 6th Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Bachelor of Science Optometry Elite School of Optometry 2014
MPhil optometry Contact lens Elite School of Optometry 2016

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Sankara Nethralaya Optometrist Working at contact lens clinical, mentoring third year, interns and contact lens fellows in CL clinic Dec 2016 to May 2018
School of Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor Teaching & Clinical June 2018 to till date

Tear pH in neophyte soft contact lens wearers

Rinu Thomas Dr.Rajeswari M

Principle investigator (June 2015-May 2016)

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cornea and Contact lens (Compliance and comfort)

Area of Expertise

Specialty Contact Lenses fitting

Area of Research

Microbiological and biochemical aspects in cornea during a lens wear or infectious condition

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of OCI (Optometry Council of India)

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Vistakon Clinical trial Co-investigator Jan 2018 to May 2018

Binocular vision parameters with spectacles and contact lenses in myopes and hyperopes

2018-31-05 Dr.Rajeswari Mahadevan Dr.Jameel Rizwana Vidya Roopa Jain Richard Rinu Thomas

Effect of Modulus of elasticity of different silicone hydrogel contact lenses on Meibomian gland structure and functions

2018-31-05 Asif Iqbal Dr. Rajeswari Mahadevan Rinu Thomas