Dr. Vinita Chiranand is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2013. During her time at the University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Chiranand was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, and she was awarded clinical letters of excellence in the Pediatrics and Family Practice clinics. In addition, she was recognized for her grand rounds paper on acute angle closure glaucoma, which was selected to be published by the Institute of Optometric Practice.
During her internship at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, Dr. Chiranand received extensive training from Dr. Joe DeLoach and Dr. Marcus Gonzales in the treatment of ocular disease, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye syndrome, in addition to providing primary care and pre- and post-cataract surgery care for underserved populations. Dr. Chiranand also interned under Dr. Bruce Wick, a renowned binocular vision specialist, at his practice in Houston, where she was trained in the diagnosis and treatment of binocular vision disorders, as well as low vision rehabilitation for visually impaired and legally blind individuals.
Dr. Chiranand is currently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist by the Texas Optometry Board. She is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Chiranand enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants, and visiting local theaters and museums. When she’s not volunteering at a local animal shelter on her days off, she spends her free time with her significant other, Brian, and her two spoiled cats, Moogle and Waffles.