Program Details

Bachelor of Optometry (B. Optom.) 3 + 1 Years (including one year of compulsory internship)

  • Program Overview

    The B. Optom. program is an esteemed four-year undergraduate professional course. Throughout this comprehensive curriculum, students delve into the intricate intricacies of ocular anatomy and physiology. They gain a profound understanding of the fundamental principles of refraction and acquire the necessary skills to expertly measure and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses. Additionally, they immerse themselves in the realm of vision-related devices, encompassing low-vision aids and visionary therapeutic products. Moreover, they remain at the forefront of cutting-edge advancements in vision technology, honing their ability to effectively utilize these innovations within clinical practice.
    Furthermore, students become proficient in utilizing an array of sophisticated tools, including the Phoropter, Slit lamp, Eye chart, Fundus photography, Optical coherence tomography imaging, Keratometers, and Pachymeters. These meticulously selected instruments empower them to meticulously diagnose and manage ocular health with unparalleled accuracy.
    Optometric technicians, as integral members of the healthcare team, administer pre-and post-operative care for ocular surgery, undertaking meticulous diagnoses. In addition to their duties, optometrists are proficient in providing vision therapy, an amalgamation of exercises and activities meticulously designed to enhance and sustain vision. This multifaceted approach may encompass the adept usage of lenses, prisms, and other optical instruments aimed at rectifying visual impairments. Furthermore, optometric technicians exhibit their expertise in the detection and identification of ocular afflictions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. Moreover, they possess the acumen to prescribe vision therapy and ocular exercises to rectify impairments. In the realm of post-operative care, optometrists provide meticulous attention and support to patients who have undergone eye surgery. Additionally, they proffer invaluable advice on maintaining optimal ocular health, including the judicious utilization of protective eyewear.
    Students who complete this program have the opportunity to embark on advanced studies such as a Master of Science (MSc) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of optometry. They may also choose to impart their knowledge as educators within esteemed optometry schools. Those inclined toward the pursuit of scientific inquiry may join esteemed research teams, immersing themselves in diverse projects that push the boundaries of optometry.
    Armed with their specialized knowledge and honed skills, these graduates actively contribute to the development of innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies that revolutionize eye care. Additionally, they may embark on a fulfilling career in public health, dedicating themselves to raising awareness of ocular health issues and devising strategies to enhance accessibility to comprehensive eye care. Moreover, upon graduation, students have the opportunity to establish their optical centres, operate as esteemed optometrists within reputable eye hospitals, or embark on a rewarding teaching career within optometry schools.

Career Path

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science program in B. Optom graduates can pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Government sector (AIIMS, JIPMER, PGI, NHM, etc.)
  • Private Hospitals (Medanta, Fortis, Apollo, Max, etc.)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Academia
  • Run Optical shop
  • Private Clinics
  • Eye lens manufacturing unit
  • Clinical Optometrist
  • Optometry Researcher
  • Public Health optometrist
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