B.Sc. (Optometry)

Course Overview

  • Institute
    SGRRIM&HS College of Paramedical Sciences
  • Duration
    4 Years

Bachelor in Optometry (B.Sc Optometry)

Optometry is health care profession which deals with the examination, diagnosis treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. It is a vision care science. One can also define is as the science of eye equipment (including lenses and spectacles) which is imbued with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and remove all kinds of obstacles of sight which an individual may experience. Optometrists work in high street practice or hospital eye clinics, where they prescribe and dispense spectacles and contact lenses, and low vision aids; and increasingly work alongside ophthalmologists to monitor the treatment of ocular disease.

This is dynamic and challenging career, which allows one to help people, achieve personal growth, community respect, job flexibility and financial success and offers virtually unlimited opportunities. The Program is envisaged to develop a multipurpose ophthalmic manpower at Paramedical level.

The training will enable a student to become a competent person in providing service as an Optician, optometrist, Refractionist, and Ophthalmic Assistant to the community in urban, semi-urban and rural settings in Private, semi-Governmental and Governmental Sectors.

Infrastructure

  • Extensive teaching and laboratories with attractive clinical areas.
  • These state –of the- art labs provide excellent hands on training to students.
  • Excellent workplace in hospital with input of large number of patients in OPD and IPD

No candidate shall allow to be admitted to the B.Sc. (Optometry) until:-

  • He/She has completed the age of 17 years on or before first day of July of the year commencing the prescribed academic session of the said course.
  • He/She has passed qualifying examination are as under:
    • The Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education. OR
    • The Intermediate examination in science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry and Biology which shall include a practical test in these subject and also English as a compulsory subject. OR
    • The pre-professional or medical examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, after passing there, the higher secondary school examination, or the pre- University or an equivalent examination. The professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subject.
    • The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology including a practical test in these subjects provided the examination is a “University Examination” and candidate has passed 10+2 with English at a level not less than a core course. OR
    • B.Sc Examination of an Indian University, provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc examination with not less than two of the following subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (10+2 level). OR
    • Any other examination which in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry, Biology including a practical test in each of these subjects and English.

Optometrist is a health care profession who deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system.

The scope for optometric practice is extensively dynamic and challenging in India and abroad. Students who have the desire, academic skills and commitment to aid people can envision Optometric career. According to reports, every third blind person in the world is an Indian and millions of others suffer from defective vision. With a career in the respective domain, students achieve professional growth, respect from community, job flexibility and financial success 

In India, the demand for qualified optometrists is expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Industry estimates in India point a requirement of over 2 lakhs institutionally-qualified optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meager 5,000 qualified professionals. Also, with leading optical chains coming up, Optometrists are highly demanded.

What is the Duration?

Duration : 4 yrs
Highlights: The course curriculum includes 1 year internship period.

What is Optometrist?

Optometrist is a health care profession who deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. One can also define Optometry as the science of eye equipment (including lenses and spectacles), which is imbued with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and removing all kinds of obstacles of sight which an individual may experience.Optometry is one of the top ten income-earning professions, with the benefit of regular working hours, flexibility in choosing different practices, and multiple location options. 

What is in Curriculum?

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology including
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ocular Pathology & Microbiology
  • General & Ocular Biochemistry
  • Physical & Geometrical Optics
  • General & Ocular Pharmacology including Pharmacy
  • Ophthalmic Instruments and Appliances
  • Refraction (including prescription, making & fitting of glasses)
  • Clinical & Advanced Optics & Orthoptics
  • Clinical & Advanced Refraction and Contact lenses
  • Community Ophthalmology & Eye Bank
  • Investigations in Clinical Ophthalmology and Management of OT
  • Project Work for a duration of 6 months
  • Specialty Internship Training for a duration of 6 months in Six Specialty Areas
  • Refraction and Contact Lenses
  • Mechanical Optics
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
  • Ophthalmic Theater Techniques
  • Basic and Advanced Ophthalmic Instrumentation & Photography

What is Top Job profile?

Some most famous job profiles of Optometrists are given below.

  • Customer Care Associate
  • Private Practitioner
  • Professor
  • Trainee Optometrist
  • Vision Consultant
  • Optometry Researcher

What are Career Prospects?

The scope for optometric practice is extensively dynamic and challenging in India and abroad. Students who have the desire, academic skills and commitment to aid people can envision Optometric career. According to reports, every third blind person in the world is an Indian and millions of others suffer from defective vision. With a career in the respective domain, students achieve professional growth, respect from community, job flexibility and financial success  In India, the demand for qualified optometrists is expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Industry estimates in India point a requirement of over 2 lakhs institutionally-qualified optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meager 5,000 qualified professionals. Also, with leading optical chains coming up, Optometrists are highly demanded.

Employability?

This degree will help you to get the post of Optometric and Ophthalmic Assistants. Who are in involve in testing of glasses of eyes and dispense contact lenses and eyeglasses. An Ophthalmic Assistant play a vital roll along with the ophthalmologist/surgeon in the patients vision care. As an ophthalmic medical technician, you may serve as a surgical assistant to the ophthalmologist. As an ophthalmic photographer you will photograph the eye structure for diagnosis and documentation. As a chair-side assistant you will record important information determined by the doctor. You will also perform certain duties to assist the doctor during the patient examination. Following the examination, you will assist the patient with instructions, education, prescriptions, treatment, eye patches, scheduling follow-up examinations, referring, etc. in nutshell you are involve all medical, surgical and diagnostic activities for which a patient consults an ophthalmologist

What are the documents that we should submit at the time of admission?

The students seeking admission should submit the below mentioned certificates in original as it is required to verify the eligibility and to approve admission to the course by University. For Indians seeking admission - Marks card of Secondary Education (10 th standard), Marks card of Higher Secondary Education (12 th standard), Transfer Certificate issued by the concerned university, Migration Certificate issued by the concerned university, Date of Birth Certificate.

What is the fee structure of the course?

Fee Structure:

Year Fee Uttarakhand Domicile
First 83,755 69,300
Second 62,758 48,950
Third 62,758 48,950