Bachelor in Optometry is a 4 years course including one year internship offered by the department of Allied medical Sciences. The program is designed to educate and trained the students to develop knowledge and experience in practice of optometry which enhances their skill to evaluate and manage ophthalmic disorders. Optometrists are the primary health care professionals who are institutionally educated and clinically trained to serve the community. The primary role of optometrist is to examine the eye and visual system, diagnose complications related to eye, prescribe and provide curative, corrective treatment under the supervision of ophthalmologists. If any pathological condition is detected during the examination, the optometrist immediately refers the patient to an ophthalmologist for medical and surgical correction. Optometry practice not only includes the determination of refractive status of the eye, prescribing and dispensing of glasses, but it has a wider scope than that. With the advancement of technology and newer product being introduced in quick succession, an optometrist is also required to upgrade his knowledge continuously.
- Audio-visual classes to give a better understating of subjects among the students.
- Students are also engaging with seminars, continuous medical education, case studies and group discussions.
- Guest lectures by efficient professors from different universities.
- Experienced faculty members in different specialty in optometry.
- Power point presentation by the students which helps them to develop communication skills and confidence.
- Well-equipped refraction, low vision, contacts lens and binocular vision labs.
- Well-designed curriculum which helps to students acquires maximum knowledge in the optometry field.
- Regular co-curricular activities which improves the overall personality of the students.
- Sport activities to refresh the students so they can come back with double energy.
- After graduation one can start own clinic and retail chain.
- Work as a consultant optometrist in a hospital.
- Can work in research institute.
- Can work in a multinational company.
- Can work in a community level.
- Pursue higher education such as fellowship, masters and PhD.
- Can work as a contact lens specialist, low vision specialist and binocular vision specialist.
|Academic||Year||Tution Fee||Book Bank||NPTEL||Examination||Fee Total|
|BACHELOR OF OPTOMETRY||3 years||45000||2000||Annual Pattern||60500|
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
- PEO-1 Future Prospects:To educate and train a skilled optometrist who will use the professional principles of optometry in self-employment, hospitals, government and non-government organisations, educational institutions, research institutes, and collaborative settings
- PEO-2 Professional Competence:Incorporate knowledge of basic sciences and optometry to alter treatment strategies that reflect the breadth and extent of optometry practise and show clinical skill in evaluation, treatment planning, and implementation.
- PEO-3 Leadership Quality: to develop in students a sense of responsibility for their actions, a high level of integrity for team building, and the capacity to work both alone and in a good, multidisciplinary team environment
- PEO-4 Life Long Learning: Maintain your professional development through lifelong learning pursuits and contribute to the advancement of your industry by creating, absorbing, and implementing new information and tools.
- PEO-5 Contribution in National Growth: to provide students with a broad education that would enable them to support the service sector, promote economic growth, and tackle the country's social and economic concerns.
Program Outcomes (PO’s)
- PO1: Knowledge of Eye Anatomy and Physiology: Students gain an in-depth understanding of the structure and functioning of the eye and visual system.
- PO2: Clinical Skills: Optometry students learn how to diagnose and treat common vision disorders and diseases, such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, and glaucoma.
- PO3: Prescription Dispensing: Graduates are trained in the dispensing and fitting of eyeglasses and contact lenses, ensuring patients receive the correct prescription and proper fit.
- PO4: Communication Skills: Optometrists must have excellent communication skills to effectively educate patients about their eye health and treatment options.
- PO5: Technological Proficiency: Optometrists must be proficient in using technology such as digital retinal imaging, computerized visual field testing, and automated refraction systems.
- PO6: Problem Solving: Optometrists use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to diagnose and treat a wide range of vision problems.
- PO7: Business Acumen: Graduates have a basic understanding of the business side of running an optometry practice, including managing finances, marketing, and staffing.
- PO8: Patient Education: Community optometrists educate patients about their eye health and provide advice on maintaining good eye health, such as protecting their eyes from the sun and maintaining a healthy diet.
- PO9: Community Outreach: Optometrists participate in community outreach programs to increase awareness about eye health and promote early detection and treatment of vision problems.
- PO10: Collaboration with other Healthcare Providers: Community optometrists often work with other healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians and specialists, to provide comprehensive care for their patients.
Programme Specific Outcome (PSO's)
- PSO1: The graduates will analyse the outcomes of routine ocular procedures, formulate differential and conclusive diagnoses, and demonstrate expertise in the use of eye care equipment and supplies.
- PSO2: The graduates will be proficient in technique and modern technology, skilled at problem-solving, and will exhibit professional, ethical, and compassionate standards of behaviour.
- PSO3: The graduates' comprehensive and appropriate examination, measurement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye and vision conditions will result in high-quality eye and vision care.
- PSO4: The graduates will be aware of and attentive to the community's demands for healthcare and have a commitment to consistently enhancing their knowledge and skills.