A Master's in Optometry is a postgraduate-level program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and manage eye diseases and disorders. It is a highly specialized field of study that requires extensive knowledge in optics, visual science, and clinical practice.

Coursework covers a wide range of topics, including Epidemiology & Community eyecare, Ocular Disease & Diagnostics, Low Vision & Geriatric Optics, Paediatric Optometry & Binocular Vision Contact Lenses, Low vision care and rehabilitation - Vision Therapy, Research Methodology & Biostatics. Students also learn how to perform eye exams, diagnose visual disorders, and develop treatment plans for patients.

In addition to classroom instruction, students are often required to complete clinical rotations and internships to gain practical experience. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue careers as optometrists, researchers, or educators in the field of optometry.

Overall, a Master's in Optometry program provides students with a deep understanding of the eyes and their functions, as well as the ability to diagnose and treat various eye conditions. It is an excellent choice for individuals who are passionate about eye health and want to make a difference in the lives of others.


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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Admission:

Bachelor of Optometry or equivalent from a recognized university with

Duration of the Course

The M Optom postgraduate degree program is of two years duration

Duration of the course: 2 years

Course Outline

First Year

MOP101- Epidemiology & Community eyecare

MOP102- Ocular Disease & Diagnostics

MOP103- Low Vision & Geriatric Optics

MOP104- Paediatric Optometry & Binocular Vision


Second Year

MOP201- Contact Lenses

MOP202- Low vision care and rehabilitation MOP203 - Vision Therapy

MOP204 - Research Methodology & Biostatics

Career Prospectives

Optometrist: As a qualified optometrist, you can work in a private practice, a hospital, or a clinic. Your role would involve carrying out eye examinations, diagnosing eye problems, and prescribing corrective lenses, medication or refer to a specialist for further treatment.

Researcher: You can also work in research and development in the field of optometry. With a master's degree in optometry, you could work in a research lab, analyzing data, and conducting clinical trials to improve the understanding of vision and eye diseases.

Academician: You can choose to teach optometry courses in universities and colleges or work as a lecturer. Your role would be to teach students the theoretical and practical aspects of optometry.

Sales and Marketing: You can also work in sales and marketing for an eyewear company or a vision care product manufacturer. With your expertise in the field, you can help design, promote, and sell products that improve eye health.

Public Health: You can also work in public health organizations to promote eye health and prevent eye diseases. This includes working on programs to increase awareness, diagnose eye problems in the community, and organize eye health camps.