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Bachelor of Optometry

Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Your area of specialty may become the assisting of the optometrist or ophthalmologist. You will also be meeting the public. A professional and compassionate personality will prove helpful. Your day may begin with basic office preparation and administrative work. You will likely prepare the examination rooms for a day of eye examinations and treatment. As patients arrive for their appointment, you will perform preliminary examination procedures. The procedures may include history recording, basic vision assessment, visual field testing, motility, intraocular pressure check, etc. as this type of allied health technician, you will assist the eye physician in a variety of diagnostic and administrative tasks. As a technician you will test and measure eye function to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. A skilled technician can free the ophthalmologist or optometrist to spend more time effectively with each patient, performing those diagnostic and treatment tasks that only the doctor can do, and to see more patients. The vision care technician is, in effect, a multiplier of the doctors efforts.

  • 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.

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 you will 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.    

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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