About us


Dr Parikshit Gogate

Dr. Parikshit Gogate


MS (Ophth), gold medal
DNB (Ophth)
FRCS (Edin) (Ophth)
MSc (Community Eye Health)


1992 B.J. Medical (Pune University) 1st class
1997 Govt. Medical College, Miraj
1998 New Delhi
2001 Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburg
distinction 2001 University College, London

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, D.Y.Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune since 2012.
  • Attended the foundation course for the Indian Police Service at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.
  • Medical Director, Atharva Netralaya Pvt Ltd, a corporate eye hospital chain with a philanthrophic touch, May 2013.
  • Faculty, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, School of optometry (1998-2009) and Dnyan Prabhodhini School of Optometry (Pune University Course) 1998-2002.
  • Head, Department of Community Eye Care, ORBIS supported Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India. Consultant since 1998-Aug 2009.
  • Medical director of H.V.Desai Eye Hospital, Pune February 2008 – June 2009.
  • Course Coordinator Clinical Research and Data management certificate course of University of Pune, at the H.V.Desai Eye Hospital (2006-7).
  • Has conducted 8 ICH-GCP clinical trials.
  • Visiting Faculty – International Center for Advancement of Rural Eye care, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (2002- ).
  • Visiting Surgeon at a rural clinic at Dr. Mokashi Memorial Hospital, Borawke Trust, Village Tandulwadi, Taluka Baramati (1999- ).
  • Visiting faculty & Phaco trainer at Lions NAB Eye Hospital, Miraj 2002-3; visiting faculty for pediatric ophthalmology and community eye care and research advisor 2009-13
  • Medical Director, Atharva Netralaya Pvt Ltd, a corporate eye hospital chain with a philanthrophic touch, May 2013.
  • Visitor, African Vision Research Institute, Durban, South Africa (2012).
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist at a Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune 2001-2009.
  • Medical director of H.V.Desai Eye Hospital, Pune February 2008 – June 2009.
  • Evaluator for ORBIS International, India country office’s childhood blindness initiative in India, Nepal, Zambia and Ethiopia.
  • Editor – Blink Magazine of Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society 2006-15.
  • Editor – POSTER Poona Ophthalmology society magazine 2007-09.
  • Member, Editorial board of Indian edition of Community Eye Health 2004-9.
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research (2012-)
  • More than 39,000 intraocular surgeries, >1200 pediatric eye surgeries
  • Secretary, International Society of Geographic & Epidemiologic Ophthalology (2014-)
  • Secretary, Poona Ophthalmology Society 2012-13. Joint secretary in 2011-12
  • Secretary, International Society of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (2012- ).
  • Treasurer, Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society (2015-16), Jt Treasurer 2014-15
  • Member West zone, Academic & Research Committee, All India Ophthalmology Society (2014-17)
  • Conducted free cataract surgery mega-camps in Baramati in Dec 2009, July 2010, Dec 2010, July 2011 and July 2012. The last one with Prof. T.P.Lahane and Dr. Ragini Parikh in which 277 cataract surgeries were performed in a single day.
  • Publications: 65 papers in peer reviewed journals, Reviewer for British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology, Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Archives of Ophthalmology, Clinical & experimental Ophthalmology, PLoS One, Middle East Africa Journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, International Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research and the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
  • Presentations: 77 international presentations, 164 national and state level presentations.
  • Main areas of Interest: Cataract surgery, Community Eye Health; Paediatric ophthalmology, Training and Research.
Dr Meena Kharat

Dr. Meena K Kharat


MBBS (Mumbai),1992
BSc Hons. Optometry (London), 2004
FIACLE (Australia), 2008
FBCLA (London) 2012
Designation: Contact Lens Specialist, Orthokeratologist and myopia control specialist and Primary Eye Care Consultant in Dr. Gogate’s Eye Clinic in Pune

Professional Experience

  • Member of International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Australia since July 2007
  • Passed IACLE exam in November 2007 and Awarded Fellowship
  • Ex Member of Association of Optometrists , U.K.
  • Member of Indian Optometric Association
  • Member of Optometry Council of India
  • Member of All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of Pune Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of Brtitish Indo Academy of orthokeratology and myopia control (BIPOK)

Her hobbies include learning Indian classical music and singing.

Dr. Meena studied in T. N. Medical College, Mumbai and qualified as a medical practitioner in 1992. She holds Full Registration with the Medical Council of India Registration Number: 68545. She did two house posts in the Ophthalmology residency training programme in JJ Hospital, Mumbai, before relocating to the United Kingdom In the UK she completed her Optometry course from City University London and was awarded the BSc Optom degree in a grand convocation ceremony at the Guild Hall London in (Oct.2000-Jun.2003). She was awarded the Bateman prize in Ocular disease in an honours ceremony programme in London. She was welcomed as the Member of the College of Optometry London in 2004. (MC Optom)

She was then appointed as an OPTOMETRIST at BOOTS OPTICIANS, Witham and Braintree, Essex United Kingdom. Her job profile involved managing eye health of the Essex population in a busy practice of more than 200 patients per month. Her proficiency was in fitting all types of contact lenses and their aftercare. She was also actively involved in binocular vision, vision therapy and low vision.

In India she worked as an optometrist in Lawrence and Mayo Pune from November 2005 till February 2010, fitting contact lenses and refracting customers. She was one of the team members of their professional services team which involved training of optometrists and sales persons, delivering speciality lectures to B Sc and Diploma Optometry students.

Dr. Meena became a Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Australia since July 2007 and passed the IACLE exam in November 2007. She was awarded the Fellowship in 2008. (FIACLE).

In addition to her Optometry experience Dr. Meena is invited as an examiner for the BSc Optom final exams in the esteemed colleges of Pune

Contact Lenses Services: 

The clinic offers a range of soft daily wear and disposable hydrogel contact lenses, silicone hydrogel lenses, Rigid Gas permeable (RGP )contact lenses and specialty contact lenses like Scleral , miniscleral and myopia control soft multifocal lenses

Dr Meena is Emerald certified Orthokeratology Practitioner. These are special type of  RGP lenses that are worn successfully at night while the patient is sleeping and removed as soon as patient wakes up . He can then enjoy the spectacle and contact lens free vision throughout the day .

Orthokeratology and myopia control soft multifocal lenses are especially important for children between the ages of 6-12 yrs . These lenses help reduce the progression of short-sightedness.

Scleral and miniscleral lenses are especially used in patients of Keratoconus , severe dry eyes , Steven Johnsons syndrome, very high spectacle prescriptions where usual soft or RGP lenses do not give stabile fitting or vision, contact sports etc

We help in contact lens evaluation; helping to teach contact lens wear and offering regular follow up.