Dr. Parikshit Gogate
MS (Ophth), gold medal
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
Dr. Meena K Kharat
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
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.