Duration: 3 years (6 semesters coursework with 1year internship)
Eligibility: Class 12 Science
The programme prepares Optometrists skills in Optometry related to the prevention of blindness as laid down by the WHO, visual problems, the diagnosis and management of defects of sight, refractive errors and the prescription of visual devices such as spectacles, contact lenses and low vision devices. The optometrist may be a health professional working with the health team in a hospital or community care setting or as a primary care practitioner working independently. Optometrists also provide prescribe glasses, contact lenses, rehabilitating the visually impaired, diagnosing and treating ocular diseases. In the coursework, students will be educated in the basic medical sciences, which underpin optometry and be trained to provide diagnosis and management of ocular problems, both physical and pathological, and to deal with a range of physiological and environmental factors that may have an impact on patient care. Students will also be trained to work with other health care professionals so patients will obtain the type of care most appropriate for them at the same time being exposed to the latest equipments in the eye care industry. In the internship, the interns will Practice, enhance & strengthen their skills, collect, analyse, interpret data & write a project report and Learn on Independent Handling of Patients.
Job Prospects: Optometrist in healthcare settings or community or Independent optometrist.