B.Sc. Optometry or Ophthalmic Optics is an undergraduate Optometric course. It is a healthcare profession which is concerned with health of eyes and related areas. This course includes the study of the examination, diagnosis and treatment of eyes, optical symptoms, refractive errors and their correction using lenses and several other optical aids. This course covers the study of vision screening i.e. eye testing, diagnosing visual problems, orthoptics, vision training, colour blindness and hereditary vision defects and designing and fitting of spectacles, contact lens and low vision aid. This course includes one year of internship and it is an important and career orienting in nature. It provides vast scopes to the candidates.
|Type of course||Degree (Bachelors)|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent|
|Average salary||INR 3 Lacs to 8 Lacs per annum|
|Higher study options||M.Sc. (Optometry) Ph.D. (Optometry)|
Employment Areas: Contact Lens and Ophthalmic lens industry, Eye Clinics, Eye Doctors, Health Consultants, Hospital Eye Departments, Lens Manufacturing Units, Multinational Companies dealing with Eye Care Products as Professional Services Executives, Occupational Health Sector, Optical Shops, Optician Showrooms etc.
Type of Course: B.Sc. Optometryis a 3-years undergraduate Optometric course.
Duration: The duration of course is 3-years.
- Students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Biology, Physics and Chemistry and/or mathematics from recognized board.
- Selection to this course is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregate in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.
- A minimum aggregate score of 60% at the level of Higher Secondary Examination (10+2). Some colleges offer a relaxation of 5% to SC/ST candidates.
- AIIMS Entrance Test
- JNU Combined Entrance Examination
- DU Biotechnology Entrance Examination
- CMC Entrance Examination
- Basic Accountancy
- Clinical Psychology
- General Physiology and Ocular Physiology
- Geometrical Optics
- Hospital Procedures
- Ocular Diseases and Eye & Systemic Diseases
- Optometric Instruments and Clinical Examination of Visual System
- Contact Lens
- Geriatric Optometry and Pediatric Optometry
- General Biochemistry & Ocular Biochemistry
- Law and Optometry
- Low Vision Aids
- Physical Optics
- Squint and Binocular Vision
- Visual Optics
- Research Methodology and Statistics
Possible roles: Sales Executive, Optometrist, Optician, Eye Doctor, Research Assistant, Teacher etc.