Envision Awards Postdoctoral Fellowship to Indian American Optometrist

WICHITA, KAN (TIP): Envision recently announced that it has awarded two new postdoctoral fellowships including one to Indian American Arun Kumar Krishnan, Ph.D., for research to be conducted at its Envision Research Institute (ERI), based here.

His studies are expected to commence in the first quarter of this year.

“Dr. Krishnan has a clear passion for low-vision rehabilitation research,” said Dr. Walker. “We are proud to be able to provide a home for his studies at the ERI and delighted that he
will be guided in his research by Dr. Susana Chung.”

Fellowships at the ERI provide an educational environment where appointees identify solutions to improve the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired. Through mentoring, the fellows are put on the fast track to independent and impactful research careers.

Each fellowship is awarded for one year, with a second year contingent on progress in the first.

Dr. Krishnan’s fellowship is being funded through a partnership with Bosma Enterprises, a sister National Industries for the Blind agency to Envision.

Dr. Krishnan has a background in pediatric optometry and low vision and holds a bachelor’s degree in Optometry from the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai, India. He completed his Ph.D. with Harold Bedell, Ph.D., at the University of Houston, and prepared a dissertation focused on structural and functional changes at the preferred retinal locus in patients with central field loss.

While working at the ERI, he will be mentored by Dr. Susana Chung, O.D., Ph.D., from the University of California, Berkeley, a leader in his chosen area of research.