Rakhi Pabari is our Optometrist with a particular interest in Special Needs (adults and children) and Paediatric Optometry. Rakhi did her training in Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University 20 years ago. This included training at the largest (in the UK) and one of the only, award-winning Assessment Centre focused on infants and young children, children with special needs and adults with intellectual disability. Rakhi was a volunteer with the first Opening Eyes programme of the Special Olympics in the UK at the National Games Cardiff 2001 and also volunteered with the Royal National Institute of the Blind thereafter, helping blind and partially sighted children learn to be more independent.
Rakhi also holds a Professional Paediatric Certificate in Optometry to further assist in providing eye care for young infants and children of all abilities. She is also an Accredited Member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) and holds accreditation for various methods of myopia (short-sightedness) control.
Rakhi makes the process fun and can be highly energetic, but she also adapts to all personality types to comfortably achieve the best results she can for each individual she sees.
As part of her developmental therapy program Rakhi also uses other evidence based therapies that she has also received certification for. These methods have been proven to improve areas such as: cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, as well as motor and sensory skills.
Rakhi’s other interests include diet and nutrition and in particular neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to rewire itself) and alternative (non mainstream) methods of teaching. She is always adding new tools to her clinic to help accelerate the therapy process and constantly keeps herself updated in the world of neuroscience.
Rakhi also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Warwick Business School.