Program Code

SPM-55

Level

Diploma

Duration

3 Years

About the Programme

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.

The objective of Diploma in Vocational Sciences (Optometry) program is to impart hands on skills and training in examination, diagnosis and management diseases affecting the human visual system.

Why Diploma in Optometry?

The Diploma in Vocational Sciences -Optometry program will equip the students with the fundamental understanding and skills of diagnosis, therapeutic and prophylactic aspects of diseases related to the ophthalmic system. They can pursue their career as optometrists or technicians in the hospitals and health organizations dealing with surgical eye care, diagnosis and treatment of eye, plastic surgery.

Who can opt?

  • Candidates who have keen passion in becoming trained ophthalmic personnel for rendering eye care services to the masses.
  • Candidates who have the ability to use scientific methods and rules to solve issues.
  • Candidates who had the dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

Program Fee

Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 18,500 37,000
For International Students 395 790

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students
  • 10th or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks
For International Students

Syllabus

Semester 1
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy Practical
  • Physiology
  • Physiology Practical
  • Biochemistry
  • Bio Chemistry Practical
  • Ocular Anatomy
  • Ocular Anatomy Practical
  • General Optics
Semester 2
  • Physiological and Visual Optics
  • General and Ocular Microbiology
  • Ocular Physiology
  • Ocular Physiology Practical
  • Fundamentals of Contact Lens
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Computer Awareness Level I
  • Computers Practical

Career path

  • Refractionists and theatre assistant
  • Optical / contact lens companies
  • Academic Institutes
  • Optical Manufacturing Industry
  • Public Health Centres
  • Jobs in Private Sector
  • Government Hospitals
  • Defence Services