Optometry

Optometry

Optometry involves examining, diagnosing, treating and managing visual diseases and disorders. It’s the science of optical equipment (including lenses and spectacles) that improves human vision. It’s one of the best paying jobs in the country, as well as one of the most stable and flexible.

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Courses & Eligibility Criteria

To pursue a Diploma or B.Sc. course in Optometry one needs a background in Science in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, English and Biology or Mathematics. Selection criteria may vary among institutes, who may also conduct their own entrance examinations. Post-graduate diplomas in Optometry require a graduate degree from any subject – though a science background definitely gives an advantage. Master and M.Phil programs require a completed Bachelor degree and Master degree in optometry respectively.



Career Prospects

Optometrists may practice alone, in collaboration with other eye specialists or teach. 
An optometrist can:

  • Manage his or her own eye clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit
  • Contribute to eye tests, contact lenses, exercises
  • Collaborate with opticians, ophthalmologists, lens manufacturers
  • Teach optometry 
  • Help detect diseases or fit contact lenses/Low Vision Aids
  • Assist in vision screen at schools and in industries
  • Provide optometric counselling to patients with partial sight and hereditary vision defects.

Optometry Institutes


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi 110029
Courses Offered:3 year B.Sc. Hons in Ophthalmic Technology

Lotus College of Optometry
Lotus Eye Hospital, 13th NS Road, (opp. Juhu Bus Terminus),
JVPD, Mumbai 400049
Telephone (022) 3255 6835 / 26207534 / 26207655
E-mail: enquiry@optomeyeinstitute.org
Website: http://www.optomeyeinstitute.org
Courses Offered: B.Sc. Optom. (3 years + 1 year internship), M. Optom (2 year)

Elite School of Optometry (ESO)
Sankara Nethralaya
8, GST Road, St.Thomas Mount,
Chennai 600 016, Tamil Nadu, India
Ph no: 91-044-22344474, 22349269
E-mail: elite@snmail.org
Website:http://www.sankaranethralaya.org/
Courses Offered: Courses in Optometry and Opthalmology

Bharati Vidyapeeth University School of Optometry
Medical college building, Ground floor,
Pune-Satara road, Pune-43
Ph: 020-24378270
Courses Offered: B.Optometry, M. Optometry

Sri Prakash Institute of Optometry (Dr.Agarwal's Eye Hospital) (Affiliated to Alagappa University)

19, Cathedral Road,
Chennai - 600 086, Tamil Nadu,
India
Tel: +91 44 2811 2811
FAX: +91 44 2811 5871
Website: http://www.optometrycourse.com/
Courses Offered: Certificate course in Ophthalmic Assistant,
Diploma in Opthalmic Assistant, Bachelor of Optometry

Vidyasagar College of Optometry & Vision Science
(Affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology)
470, Rajdanga Sarat Park,
R.B.Connector (near Seamens),
Kolkata-700107
Phone: 033- 2441-2542, 033- 2441-4412
E-mail: vcovs_inf@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.vcovs.org/
Courses Offered: Bachelor in Opometry (B.Optm)

Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry
(Unit of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. LTD.)
Plot No. 153,
Road No. 9, Major Parmeshwaran Road,
Opp S.I.W.S. College Gate No. 3, Wadala,
Mumbai 400 031. India.
Tel (91 22) 2416 5533, 2418 1001, 2417 7600
Fax: (91 22) 2417 7630.
Web:www.adityajyot.org
Courses Offered: Bachelor in Optometry (B.Optm), 1 year fellowship program is also offered

Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry
L.V.Prasad Eye Institute
L.V.Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad -500034
INDIA

College of Optometry and Ophthalmic Sciences
Nasik,
Maharashtra
Website: http://www.optometryindia.com/

Lions Arvind Institute of Community Ophthalmology
Aravind Eye Hospital,
1, Anna Nagar,
Madurai - 625 020,
Tamil Nadu
Phone:0452 4356100
Fax: 0452 2530984
E-Mail: education@aravind
Website: http://www.laico.org/

Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences
Manipal University,
Manipal - 576104
Email: office.coahs@manipal.edu
Fax: (0820) – 2571915
Phone: 0820-2571201 (ext) 22704 (Dean), 22705 (Office),
Website: http://www.manipal.edu
Courses Offered: B Sc Optometry

MEH School of Optometry
Muncipal Eye Hospital,
M.S.Ali Road Kamathipura,
Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Courses: Diploma in Optometry

Optometry Research & Training Institute (ORTI)
36-37 D. Udyog Vatika,
Bhuragarh Industrial Area,
Bhuragarh,
Banda (Uttar Pradesh),
Phone No: +91-5192-224734, 227156
Email:optometry11@yahoo.com
Website: www.ortibanda.org
Courses: Diploma in Optometry, B.Sc. Optometry,
Master of Science in Optometry, Master of Philosophy in Optometry,
certificate course in Optometry

School of Optometry
Gandhi Eye Hospital,
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh),
Courses: Diploma in Optometry Course
All India Institute of Optometrical Sciences (AIIOS), Kolkata



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