Carmel High School student a finalist for invention

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Carmel High School student was named as one of the six finalists in the Bright House Network Bright Ideas STEM multi-state competition.

The release from Bright House Networks said Vikas Matrui, a junior, presented the idea of a mechanized eye dropper to dispense pain free drops for those with arthritis or mental disorders.

The eye dropper would also inform the physician about the application process.

“The inspiration for my idea came primarily from my grandfather,” said Maturi. “Last year, his vision started to decline, and he had no choice but to undergo cataract surgery. The treatment process after surgery required an aggressive regimen of eye drops. However, he was completely unable to apply them, requiring my grandmother and parents to take on that responsibility of care. While my grandfather had a strong support system who took care of him, I realized that there are thousands out there that don’t have that same support.”

Matrui will head to Orlando, Fl. in March to compete in front of a live studio audience in the Finalist Pitch Event for six minutes.

To learn more about the competition click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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