Vandana Rajaram
Vandana Rajaram

Professor
Optometry
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, University of Missouri Saint Louis, Optometry
  • PhD, University of Missouri Saint Louis, Vision Science/Physiological Optics
  • BS, Elite School of Optometry, Optometry

Biography

Vandana Rajaram Ph.D, O.D. FAAO is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Dr. Rajaram received her undergraduate degree in optometry from the Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India. She then earned a Ph.D in Vision Science/Physiological Optics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and subsequently the Doctor of Optometry degree with advanced standing at UMSL. Dr. Rajaram team teaches in the areas of Vision Science I & II, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design, Clinical Problem Solving and Physical Optics (laboratory) at the Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Rajaram’s doctoral research was in the area of visual attentional deficits in reading disabled children. Her other research interests include binocular vision, visual psychophysics and more recently the visual performance of scleral lenses. Dr. Rajaram was previously a faculty member at the Elite School of Optometry in India.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Other
    Rajaram, V. (2018). "The Effect of Automobile Window Tints on Contrast Sensitivity and Color Discrimination under Photopic and Mesopic Lighting Conditions." Optom Vis Sci 2.
  • Other
    Rajaram, V. (2016). "A Comparison of Wavefront Aberrations Induced by Different Hydrogel Lens Brands in Young Adults," Optom Vis Sci 2.

Presentations

  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Faculty research and development seminar, "The use of Pattern VEP to predict visual acuity potential in young adults," Michigan College of Optometry. Ferris State University, (2010).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Mid-America Vision Conference, "Reflexive and voluntary shifts of visual attention in reading disability," St. Louis, MO, (April 2005).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Mid-America Vision Conference, "Dyslexia: a disorder of Visual–spatial attention," St. Louis, MO, (April 18, 2004).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Refraction Workshop, "Clinical Application of Prisms," Rural Eye Hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, (February 1999).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Refraction Workshop, "Refraction, Spectacle and Contact lenses and Refractive Surgery talk Series," Department of Ophthalmology, St. John's Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, (February 1998).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., All India Optometry and Contact lens Conference, "Pseudoaccommodation in pseudophakes," Pune, India, (December 7, 1997).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., Conference, "Systemic and ocular diseases causing visual impairment," National Institute of Visual Health, Chennai, India, (April 2, 1997).
  • Presentation
    Rajaram, V., All India Contact Lens Conference, "Toxic effects of contact lens solutions," New Delhi, India, (December 4, 1995).