Program Code

SPM-09

Level

Post Graduate

Duration

2 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.

On successful completion of Masters in optometry programme, the Optometry professional will be able to take up Optometry teaching assignments independently for undergraduate teaching programme. He / She will be able to prepare project proposal with selected research design and interpret the evaluated outcome measures (using sound data processing techniques and statistical methods). He/she will be able to practice in his / her specialty area with advanced knowledge and skills.

Why M. Sc. Optometry?

Optometrists can work as post-secondary teachers, occupational/industrial safety programs, consultants in the eye care industry or do research in optometry colleges.

Optometrists can also set up their own private clinics & work independently.

They can also choose a career in sports vision, public health and government service or community health centers.

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 40,000 80,000
For International Students 860 1720

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students
  • 10+2 qualification completed from a recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects and a Bachelor's degree in Optometry or B.Sc. in Optometry with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
For International Students

Syllabus

Semester 1
  • Epidemiology & Community eyecare
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics I
  • Research Project
  • Clinic 1( general)
Semester 2
  • Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics II
  • Advanced Contact lens I
  • Pediatric Optometry & Binocular vision
  • Low Vision and Geriatric optometry
  • Research Project
  • Clinics (General )
  • Clinics specialty

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