Dr Anuradha is currently the Principal of Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. She is also the Program in charge for School children eye health and Community Optometry projects run by Sankara Nethralaya. Dr Anuradha Narayanan obtained her graduation from Elite School of Optometry, and doctorate from SASTRA University.
Her doctorate work was on improving the school children’s eye health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and obtained her PG Dip in Health Economics from the Public Health Foundation of India and Fellowship in Dispensing from the Association of British Dispensing, UK. Prior to taking up teaching and community activities at Sankara Nethralaya, Dr Narayanan was the Optometrist-in- charge of the LASIK clinic at Sankara Nethralaya, India from 1998.
She was instrumental in Sankara Nethralaya receiving the ‘SN Shah Vision 2020 award’ for her services towards woman and child eye health. She is the recipient of the “Best Researcher in Optometry” – Dr Narasimhan Memorial Award and “Best Researcher – Clinical Science in Ophthalmology” – Ruby Banik Award 2016-17. She is also the awardee of the ”Woman of the Year-2019”, ‘Outstanding Optometrist of the year award, Best Junior Faculty 2009-10 and Best Senior Faculty Award 2015-16 from Medical Research Foundation. Apart, she is also the recipient of various community service awards and maximum eye donation pledges. She is the Nehru-Fulbright Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) awardee for the year 2014. She is also the recipient of various Grants for the community outreach activities. She has various publications to her credit and is also a reviewer.