Dr. Sathyasri Narasimhan, O.D., Ph.D., Dr. Sathya, grew up in India. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Optometry from the Elite School of Optometry and started her clinical career as an optometrist at Sankara Nethralaya, which is one of the premier eye hospitals in India. She also worked as a senior optometrist in a corporate setting at Lawrence and Mayo opticals in India. Dr. Sathya has always been interested in research, so she moved to the UK to attend the University of Bradford from where she graduated with a PhD in Visual Neuroscience.
Prior to Returning to clinical optometry, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Houston, Texas and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Her research focused on improving techniques to detect and treat amblyopia in children and young adults. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers in several international vision science conferences. Dr. Sathya has received multiple travel grants and scholarships throughout her clinical and research career.
In 2016 she received a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. While at NECO, she received the Alcon scholarship award and Charles Robert Soltes scholarship award. As an Optometry extern, Dr. Sathya has worked in the Indian health service, Vermont Veterans Affairs hospital and various community health centers in Boston.
Since graduation, she has been working at various private practices in the Bay Area. Her interests include primary care optometry, ocular disease management, contact lenses, and pediatrics. She is an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and the Santa Clara County Optometric Society.
Dr. Sathya and her husband live in San Jose. Her hobbies include cooking, knitting, reading, and travelling. When she is off work, she enjoys spending time with their rescued dog, Santa. She and her husband are keen animal lovers and try to help and support animal rescue foundations whenever possible.