Vipin Buckshey
Born3 June 1955
Known forOptometry
AwardsPadma Shri

Vipin Buckshey is an Indian optometrist[1] and the official optometrist to the President of India.[2] Born on 3 June 1955 in Gwalior, in the Indian state of madhya Pradesh, he did his schooling at the Frank Anthony Public School after which secured a degree in optometry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.[2] He started his career at Lawrence and Mayo,[3] Delhi and a ophthalmic executive where he is reported to have established a contact lens division.[2] Buckshey, who is known to have served five former Presidents of India[citation needed] and the Dalai Lama,[4] is a former president of the Indian Contact Lens Society and the Indian Optometric Association[2] and is credited with performing over 15,000 surgeries.[citation needed] He was honored by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award Padma Shri.[5]

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  1. ^ "Practo". Practo. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Visual Aids Centre". Visual Aids Centre. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Lawrence and Mayo". Lawrence and Mayo. 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Expat India". Expat India. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.