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Seema Nanda, OD

Dr. Seema Nanda is the founder and director of the Nanda Dry Eye & Vision Institute, a specialty clinic focusing on the treatment and management of dry eye disease and corneal conditions. She became inspired to create the center after practicing alongside a now-retired corneal specialist in Houston. She concurrently works as a clinical professor at the University of Houston, College of Optometry (UHCO) in the Cornea & Contact Lens Service, where she instructs third-year students. In previous semesters, she educated second-year students in the Medical Laboratory Procedures and Contact Lens Lab courses.

Dr. Nanda is also a key opinion leader, influencer, and inventor in the ophthalmic community. As such, she lectures internationally and has given over 300 presentations world-wide on the latest advances in the ophthalmic field and ocular medicine. Moreover, she is the designer of the Nanda Amnio-Grip Forceps, which bears her name. This instrument aids in the placement and removal of the cryo-preserved amniotic membrane used in regenerating corneal tissue.

Dr. Nanda attained her Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed her training at the world-renowned eye care facility, the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. She has assisted in the pre- and post-op management of LASIK, Cataract Surgery, and Corneal Cross-linking and served as Chief Examiner for several years at the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.  Lastly, Dr. Nanda has actively participated in Medical Missions and performed eye care and glaucoma evaluations worldwide as part of her profound interest in community service.