Sowmya Ravikumar, PhD

Associate Scientist
Optics of the eye, Image Quality, Visual Performance, Refractive Error


Birla Institute of Science and Technology, India, BS, Optometry
Indiana University Bloomington, PhD, Vision Science

BS, Optometry
PhD, Vision Science

Teaching Interests

Didactic: Visual Optics, MATLAB

Research Mentorship: Mentor for the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program and the Optometry Honors Research Program

Research Interests

My research focuses on the impact of poor retinal image quality on refractive error development and visual performance. In particular, I am interested in quantifying the quality of real-world retinal images and to use psychophysical data to test the predictive power of optical models. More recently I have worked on applying empirical biometry and high resolution retinal imaging, in collaboration with Roorda Lab to test hypotheses about ocular growth.



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