Drishti Eye Care System has been focusing on research activities since its establishment in 2013. In a short span of 4 years, we have already published over 10 original research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. We encourage our ophthalmologists and optometrists to generate new research ideas and areas that are potentially beneficial not only to the Nepalese ophthalmic patients but are also of interest to the international community. We recently have recruited highly skilled researcher scholars within our team who have already initiated interesting research projects regarding human visual development. We aim to be one of the leaders in ophthalmology and vision science research in Nepal.
One of our long-term visions is to establish the Drishti Eye Care System as a model institute for ophthalmic and vision science education not only in Nepal but also in the whole South Asian region. In a step towards our long-term goals, we will be soon starting a short-term fellowship in clinical optometry. We gradually plan to extend our teaching and learning program by initiating an optometry school for which an initial preparation has already been finalized. Besides, we regularly conduct grand rounds and interesting cases discussions among professionals as required.