shekhar eye

Shekhar Eye previously known as Shekhar Eye Research is the first dedicated Oculoplasty, Cornea & Ocular Surface Disorder center in India. Started by a team of super specialist surgeons like Dr Quresh Maskati, Dr Harish Pathak, Dr Kalpesh Shah, Dr Vijay Aswani and Dr Nishikant Borase owned by world’s renowned Ocularist & Optometrist Chandrashekhar Chawan who came back to India on appeal of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam from USA.
Shekhar Eye offers world class 3D Digital Custom made ocular prosthesis with American technology for patients who has lost their eyes but deserve to live a better life with confidence.
Chandrashekhar Chawan brought four technologies to India from USA.
Custom Made artificial Eyes, Scleral Lenses, Orthokeratology and Myopia Control technology. Gold and Diamond studded contact lenses are patented technology that are uniquely available at Shekhar Eye.

Man behind Shekhar Eye:

Chandrashekhar Chawan completed his PhD. in physics from University of Mumbai, enrolled himself for Diploma in Optometry from Municipal Eye Hospital, Mumbai. Worked as a Professor of Physics at Bhavan College Chowpati, Mumbai for one year. While working in Bombay Hospital as a Chief Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist for nine years, he completed a hobby course in Sculpture and Modeling at Sir J. J. School of arts, Mumbai. In 1996 he underwent training in Ocular Prosthesis at Moorefields Eye Hospital in London. In 1999 he developed worlds first Soft Hydrogel Ocular Prosthesis, that made him famous in American Society of Ocularist and got him a job in the USA. While in USA he completed his PhD in Optometric Sciences in 2001.
He was the first fellow of Johnson & Johnson Gift of Sight International Fellowship program at the Boston Foundation For Sight, USA in 2003.
In response to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s appeal to NRI’s and request of Dr Badrinath and Dr Gangadhara Sundar of Shankara Nethralaya and Dr Santosh Honavar of L V Prasad Eye Institute, he came back to India and trained persons to be an Ocularist and set up the laboratory for Ocularist Services.
Till now he has trained and helped to set up Ocular Prosthesis units at several institutes like, Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai, L V Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad, Sri Shankar Deva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Vittala Eye Hospital & Narayana Nethralaya Bangalore, Venu Eye Institute Delhi, Arvind Eye Institute Madurai, MGM Hospital Raipur, National University Hospital, Singapore and Price Sangokhla Univeristy Hospital Thailand etc.
In 2007 he has set up Cornea & Oculoplasty Hospital called Shekhar Eye Research Pvt Ltd in Mumbai where many Cornea & Oculoplasty surgeons are offering their services to needy patients along with custom made Ocular Prosthesis & Scleral Lenses. Special Ocularist & Contact Lens training & fellowship programs are also conducted on individual basis under his supervision. Center is famous for Ocular Surface disorder and Keratoconus treatments. Plastic corneal transplant is performed at this unique center by Dr Quresh Maskati.
At Shekhar Eye Research Pvt Ltd. Micro pigmentation (Tattooing) is offered for needy patients under anesthesia.
He was the Director Clinical Operations for Boston Foundation For Sight USA from 2004 till 2009.
He offers Chandra Scleral lens for Sever Ocular Surface Disease like Steven Johnson Syndrome and graft Vs Host Disease. This prosthetic device can delay the need for corneal transplant in many Keratoconus patients. He offers services at Shekhar Eye Research with a motto of no qualified patients are refused due to their ability to pay for the treatment cost. He also manufactures contact lenses at Flexilens Pvt Ltd who makes world class lenses using CNC technology only of its kind in India.
Synthetic Cornea, Custom Artificial Eyes, Orthokeratology and Scleral Lenses and Diamond Studded contact lenses a patented technology called La SER Eye Jewellry are his major contributions in the field of Ophthalmology in India.
Conducted many CME’s and given training and lectures for Ophthalmologists and Optometry students.
Many articles wear published in news papers like, Times of India, Deccan Herald, Lok Satta, Navakal, Sakal etc. Given many live interviews on Television shows of Zee T V, Door Drashan, E TV etc.
He is reviewer for national & international ophthalmic journals.
He was invited to Rotary Club of Thane East in 2005. he is District Chairman for Eye Care in the year 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2014-15. His wife Smita is also a Rotarian since 2006. Couple is blessed with daughter Shreeya who is wild life photographer, all family members are Paul Harris Fellow.
His hobbies include, oil on canvas paintings, photography, singing, tattooing, driving and flying.



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shekhar eye research
  • 3D Custom Made Artificial Eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Oculoplasty
  • Orthokeratology
  • Speciality Contact Lens
  • Chandra Scleral Lenses
  • Myopia Control
  • Gold Contact Lenses