Dr. Parveez Ubed
Founder and CEO - ERC Eye Care
Starting out in June 2011 with just 2 employees, ERC Eye Care is now a 90+ team organizations, with offices across several locations in Assam. Parveez did his schooling from Don Bosco School, Dibrugarh and it played a major part in his grooming. He went on to join Cotton College, Guwahati in 1995 for his Intermediate, later joining Guwahati Medical College for Graduation in Medical Science. He completed his Ophthalmology Post Graduation Residency in the same college in June 2007.
From then till opening of ERC Eye Care in June 2011, it was a roller coaster ride with corporate ,NGO & Government Hospitals, which resulted in a totally different perspective on needs of eye care for the common man. The issues that he observed and solutions that he thought possible, were slowly implemented in the Model of affordable, accessible, inclusive and "on demand" eye care that he devised, using innovation as the key ingredient. Keeping in mind the needs of the BoP, products and services were rolled out and resulted in making a difference in the lives of more than 1,55,000 (as on 10th January 2018) people across North-East India till now. Like any entrepreneurial journey, he had his fair share of ups and downs, which has been of immense help in moving forwards.
Besides expanding eye care services, he has also keen interest in local skill development in eye care segment, and has been facilitating several local youth to undergo training to become employable in eye care service.
Armed with a good local knowledge, which is a key factor in a difficult geography like North-East India, and a great team, he hopes to reach out to the underserved millions in the region.