An optometrist is a health care professional who is concerned with examination, diagnosis and treatment of eyes. Their area of responsibility lies in determining one's refractive error and prescribing appropriate correction. They also deal with eye testing, also known as Vision Screening in the medical language, diagnosis of visual problems, optometric counseling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness and hereditary vision defects, designing and fitting of spectacles, contact lens etc.



Program Objectives: 

•  Can Record Vision
•  Can assess error of refraction & measure it with retinoscopy and subjective refraction.
•  Can use common instruments & equipments related to ophthalmology.
•  Can perform procedures like Tonometry, Syringing, Fundus photo, Slit lamp examination, Ophthalmology, Corneal staining, FB removal, Dressing of eye etc.
•  Can prepare & prescribe glasses/spectacles and low vision aids.
•  Can assist common ophthalmic surgeries,
•  Can play role in Blindness control programmes run by government,
•  Is aware of latest machines like LASERS, OCT, Femtosecond etc.

Eligibility Criteria

1. To be eligible to join this degree courses in ophthalmic technology one should be 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as the main subjects with 35% marks. (From U.P.board or any other recognized board.)                                        

2. Candidates must have completed age of 17 years of age as on 31st December of admission year.There is no maximum age limit for admission. 


Course Duration:    2 Years (4 Semester)


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Program Outline

The course outline for a Diploma in Optometry may vary from institution to institution. However, here is a general overview of the topics covered in the program:


First Year:


  • Only basic idea of General Anatomy & Physiology (Cytology, Histology, Osteology and only basis of all organ systems of the body)
  • Only basics of relevant Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology & Ocular Pharmacology.
  • Detailed Ocular Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Basic physics related to light and physical, physiological optics.
  • Hand hygiene & prevention of cross infection.
  • Basic life support (BLS) & Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


Second Year:


  • Details of Diseases of Eye.
  • Nursing Procedures like vital recording, IM/IV/SC injection, Oxygen therapy, Nebulization, and IV infusion.
  • Mechanical optics and Lenses, Lenses prescription.
  • Instruments and equipment used in the eye.
  • Community ophthalmology.
  • Drugs used in Optometry.

Career Prospectives

Optometrist Job Description:


Optometrist job includes examination, diagnosis and treatment of the eyes of human beings. It also includes determining one's refractive error and prescribing appropriate corrective measures to be taken beside vision screening, diagnosis of visual problems, optometric counseling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness and hereditary vision defects etc.


Optometrist Career Prospects:  


With increasing healthcare awareness among the masses and general development of the medical services, the area of scope for these professionals in this field is widening at a fast rate. So we can foresee a wider scope for these professionals both in terms of money as well as other remunerations. After completing the course on Optometry, an Optometrist has various career opportunities.
They can establish an independent practice by starting their own eye clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit etc. or can work with optician showrooms, eye doctors, contact lens industry, hospital eye departments etc. Optometrists can also seek employment with some multinational organization dealing with eye care products as professional services executives or take up teaching as a career. Optometrists could also take up the work of occupational health specialists in the vision care of industrial workers.


Job profile:


It is a dynamic and challenging career that offer Self Awareness Work, Flexibility, Community Respect, Money Related Achievements