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Bachelor of Optometry

Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.

Optometry is an independent profession in eye care concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Optometrists are primary health care practitioners of the eye, who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes:-Measuring refractive errors, Prescribing glasses, contact lenses and low vision aids. Early detection/diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system providing non-surgical intervention for specific binocular vision problems like squint. Optometrists offer counselling with help of Ophthalmology services on preventive eye and vision care and collaborate with other health disciplines including neurology, internal medicine and other health sciences

  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with Biology or Life Sciences as one of the subjects with minimum 45% marks
  • Good knowledge of English

Selection is based on screening, merit and personal interview, etc.

  • There are many rewarding career opportunities available upon graduation. An optometrist can establish an independent practice
  • Practice in eye institutions, hospitals and optical establishments
  • Pursue further education and research in various fields of eye care & teaching
  • Take up rewarding careers in multinational companies dealing with eye care products manufacturing such as contact lenses or ophthalmic lenses and other eye care related industries in India and abroad
  • Can work with NGO’s to take community eye care projects 

This degree will help you to get the post of Optometric and Ophthalmic Assistants. Who are in involve in testing of glasses of eyes and dispense contact lenses and eyeglasses. An Ophthalmic Assistant play a vital roll along with the ophthalmologist/surgeon in the patients vision care. As an ophthalmic medical technician, you may serve as a surgical assistant to the ophthalmologist. As an ophthalmic photographer you will photograph the eye structure for diagnosis and documentation. As a chair-side assistant you will record important information determined by the doctor. You will also perform certain duties to assist the doctor during the patient examination. Following the examination, you will assist the patient with instructions, education, prescriptions, treatment, eye patches, scheduling follow-up examinations, referring, etc. in nutshell you are involve all medical, surgical and diagnostic activities for which a patient consults an ophthalmologist.

First Year Subjects

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology including
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ocular Pathology & Microbiology
  • General & Ocular Biochemistry
  • Physical & Geometrical Optics

Second Year Subjects

  • General & Ocular Pharmacology including Pharmacy
  • Ophthalmic Instruments and Appliances
  • Refraction (including prescription, making & fitting of glasses)
  • Investigative Ophthalmology

Third Year Subjects

  • Clinical & Advanced Optics & Orthoptics
  • Clinical & Advanced Refraction and Contact lenses
  • Community Ophthalmology & Eye Bank
  • Investigations in Clinical Ophthalmology and Management of OT

Fourth Year Subjects

  • Project Work for a duration of 6 months
  • Specialty Internship Training for a duration of 6 months in Six Specialty Areas
  • Refraction and Contact Lenses
  • Mechanical Optics
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
  • Ophthalmic Theater Techniques
  • Basic and Advanced Ophthalmic Instrumentation & Photography

There shall be an Annual University Examination at the end of each academic year in the form of Theory Papers, Practical Viva-voce, Project Work, etc.

 

  • Course Name Bachelor of Optometry
  • School Name School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS)
  • Course Code _
  • Course Duration 4 Years
  • Course Fee per Annum 1,10,000
  • Course Fee per Semester 57,000
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