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Bachelor of Optometry

Bachelor of Optometry

Sharda School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS)

  • Programme Code

    SAH0121

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    4 Years

About the Programme

The Bachelor of Optometry is a four-year undergraduate programme designed to make a student ready for ocular management. Through different courses in the programme the students are trained for diagnosis and management of ocular diseases management and precise recommendation of spectacles and contact lenses and the ability to provide personalised care to people with special needs. 
The core of the programme encompasses the study of life sciences vision and optometric sciences anatomy and physiology of vision mechanisms of disease and optics and visual science. The students after graduating become adept professionals through hands-on training and regular field visits upskilling them in optometric practice and aspects of clinical optometry contact lenses paediatric optometry and binocular vision eye diseases and treatments.
They will learn to participate in industrial safety programmes work with road safety organisations. They may pursue their individual practice independently or serve in government or privately managed firms to contribute to the welfare of the society.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) of B.Optometry

  • PEO1: Apply the knowledge in basic allied and health sciences, general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, clinical sciences, as well as an understanding of the health care delivery system.
  • PEO2: Provide quality eye and vision care through comprehensive and appropriate examination, measurement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye and vision conditions
  • PEO3: Demonstrate competence in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and management of visual conditions and processes caused by systemic disease
  • PEO4: Exhibit standard personal, professional, and ethical values fitting of a health care provider
  • PEO5: Direct and exhibit research and clinical studies which will contribute to the advancement of optometry and improve the quality of life

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  • PO1: Apply the knowledge of general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, clinical sciences, as well as an understanding of health care delivery system.
  • PO2: Find, analyze, evaluate and apply the information systematically and shall make a appropriate diagnosis to provide quality eye and vision care.
  • PO3: Demonstrate effective planning abilities including the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and management of visual conditions.
  • PO4: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the optometry practice.
  • PO5: Conduct and present research and clinical studies which will contribute to the advancement of optometry and health sciences.
  •  

This course is for individuals who...

This programme is meant for students who are keen to discover the latest modern imaging techniques and demonstrate an interest in scientific principles. The programme is for students who have a strong fondness to learn through practical education and have the vision to explore new possibilities in this field. 

Students who are looking for...

A career by improving the community s ocular health and visual welfare. This makes a suitable career for an individual who is passionate about giving back to the society.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 144282 2nd Year 148610 3rd Year 153069 4th Year 157661
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1400 2700
Programme Structure

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

Type of Course:

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC
  4. DSE

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

35021

BOP 105

General Anatomy

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35022

BOP 106

General Physiology

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35023

BOP 107

Basic Biochemistry – I

2

1

-

3

Core

CC

  1.  

35024

BOP 108

Physical Optics

2

1

-

3

Core

CC

  1.  

35025

BOP 109

Geometrical Optics-I

4

1

-

5

Core

CC

  1.  

35464

BOP115

English and Communication-I

1

-

-

1

Co-Requisite

AECC

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

  1.  

35026

BOP 001

Optometric Procedures – I

-

-

4

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35027

BOP 155

General Anatomy(LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35028

BOP 156

General Physiology(LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35029

BOP 157

Basic Biochemistry – I(LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35030

BOP 158

Physical Optics(LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

TOTAL CREDITS

26

 

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

Type of Course:

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC
  4. DSE

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

35075

BOP110

Basic Biochemistry – II

2

1

-

3

Core

CC

  1.  

35076

BOP111

Ocular Anatomy

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35077

BOP112

Ocular Physiology

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35078

BOP113

Geometrical Optics – II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35079

BOP114

Nutrition

2

-

-

2

Core

AECC

  1.  

 

OE

Open Elective course

2

-

-

2

Elective

SEC

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

  1.  

35080

BOP002

Clinical Optometry- II

-

-

4

2

Co-Requisite

CC

  1.  

35081

BOP159

Basic Biochemistry – II(Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35082

BOP160

Ocular Anatomy(Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35083

BOP161

Ocular Physiology(Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35084

BOP162

Geometrical Optics – II(Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

TOTAL CREDITS

25

 

 

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

Type of Course:

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC
  4. DSE

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

35102

BOP206

Applied Optics – I

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35103

BOP207

Visual Optics – I (Visual Perception & Neurophysiology)

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35104

BOP208

Ocular Diseases – I

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35105

BOP209

Microbiology

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35106

BOP210

Pathology

2

-

-

2

Core

AECC

6

35465

BOP216

English and Communication-II

1

-

-

1

Co-Requisite

AECC

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

  1.  

35107

BOP003

Clinical Optometry-I

-

-

4

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35108

BOP255

Applied Optics – I(LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35109

BOP256

Visual Optics – I (Visual Perception & Neurophysiology) (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35110

BOP257

Ocular Diseases – I (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

  1.  

35111

BOP258

Microbiology (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

Total Cedits

25

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

 

Type of Course5:

13. CC

14. AECC

15. SEC

16. DSE

 

L

T

P

  THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

35179

BOP211

Applied Optics – II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35180

BOP212

Visual Optics- II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35181

BOP213

Basic Pharmacology

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35182

BOP214

Optometric Instruments

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35183

BOP215

Ocular Diseases- II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

 

OE

Open Elective course

2

-

-

2

Elective

SEC

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

7

35184

BOP004

Clinics- II

-

-

4

2

Core

CC

8

35185

BOP259

Applied Optics – II(Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

9

35186

BOP260

Visual Optics- II (Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

10

35187

BOP261

Basic Pharmacology (Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

11

35188

BOP262

Optometric Instruments (Lab)

-

-

3

1

Core

CC

12

 

INC001

FSIC

-

-

4

2

Core

SEC

13

 

CCU108

Community Connect

-

-

4

2

Core

SEC

TOTAL CREDITS

28

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

TypeofCours6

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC

  20.DSE

 

L

T

P

 

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

 

  1.  

35241

BOP310

Contact Lens – I

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35242

BOP311

Low Vision & Rehabilitation

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35243

BOP312

Public Health, Community & Occupational Optometry

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35244

BOP313

Binocular Vision – I

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35245

BOP314

Diseases of the Eye and Clinical Medicine

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

 

  1.  

35246

BOP005

Clinics-IV

-

-

4

2

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35247

BOP355

Contact Lens – I (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35248

BOP356

Low Vision & Rehabilitation (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

 

  1.  

35249

BOP357

Binocular Vision – I (LAB)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

 

  1.  

 

RBL001

RBL-1

0

0

4

0

Core

SEC

 

TOTAL CREDITS

21

 

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

 

Type of Course5:

13. CC

14. AECC

15. SEC

16. DSE

 

L

T

P

  THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

35321

BOP315

Contact Lens – II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35322

BOP316

Binocular Vision – II

3

1

-

4

Core

CC

  1.  

35323

BOP317

Geriatric Optometry

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35324

BOP318

Pediatric Optometry

2

-

-

2

Core

CC

  1.  

35325

BOP319

Dispensing Optometry

2

1

-

3

Core

CC

  1.  

 

OE

Open Elective course

2

-

-

2

Elective

  SEC

  1.  

 

RSM001

Research methodology and Statistics

3

-

-

3

CORE

                AECC

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

8

35184

BOP006

Clinics- IV

-

-

4

2

Core

CC

9

35185

BOP358

Contact Lens – II (Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

10

35186

BOP359

Binocular Vision – II (Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

11

35187

BOP360

Pediatric Optometry (Lab)

-

-

2

1

Core

CC

12

35188

BOP361

Dispensing Optometry (Lab)

-

-

3

1

Core

CC

13

 

RBL001

RBL 2

-

-

4

0

Core

SEC

TOTAL CREDITS

26

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

 

L

T

P

Type of Course:

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC
  4. DSE

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

  1.  

 

BOP401

BOP Internship and project work –I

0

0

30

15

core

SEC

  1.  

 

RBL003

RBL 3

0

0

4

2

core

SEC

TOTAL CREDITS

17

 

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

 

L

T

P

Type of Course:

  1. CC
  2. AECC
  3. SEC
  4. DSE

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1

 

BOP401

BOP Internship and project work –II

0

0

30

15

Core

SEC

2

 

RBL004

RBL 4

0

0

4

2

Core

SEC

TOTAL CREDITS

17

 

 

 
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with Biology or Life Sciences as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Paediatric Optometrist
  • Public Health optometrist
  • Clinical Optometrist
  • Industrial Optometrist
  •   Academician/Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Private Practitioner
  • Sharda Hospital
  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Medanta Hospital
  • Max Hospitals
  • JAYPEE Hospitals
  •   ETS 
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • NHS
     

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