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Princess Ifeoma Ike is a Public Health Optometrist, and a Social Entrepreneur with over 6 years of professional experience. Currently, Princess is the CEO of Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Awka Eye Clinic Limited, and Awka Eye Foundation both situated in Anambra State, Nigeria which focuses on providing qualitative, accessible, and affordable eye care service that meets the need of every Nigerian irrespective of their social class. Princess holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from Madonna University, Nigeria where she emerged as the best graduating student and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She is also a certified Biomedical investigator from the University of Florida, Miami, a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), certified Health safety and environment professional from the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria, a member of the Nigerian Optometric Association and a YALI Regional Leadership Center fellow. In 2017, she was nominated as Young Optometrist of the year by the Nigerian Optometric Association. As part of her corporate social responsibility, she offers free eye care services both on individual capacity and in partnership with both private and governmental institutions as part of her commitment to curbing preventable blindness among the less privileged both in rural and urban communities in Nigeria. Princess is driven by her passion and commitment to help people solve vision problems.