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 and community eyecare, Ocular Disease and diagnostics, Low Vision and geriatric Optics, Paediatric Optometry and binocular Vision Contact Lenses, Low vision care and rehabilitation - Vision Therapy, Research Methodology and 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.


Program Objectives:


•  Explore a specialized field in depth and develop a high degree of expertise to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in Optometry.
•  Develop teaching and presentation skills necessary to become efficient teachers utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
•  Build Up leadership qualities in education, practice, and administration Contribute to emerging and vitally important industry through research.
•  Enhance knowledge from clinical experience, interactions and discussions, and research to improve the quality of training and education in Optometry.



Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Admission:

A Bachelor Degree in Optometry ( B. Optom) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized University / Institution as prescribed.


Course Duration:  The M Optom postgraduate degree program is of two years duration.


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Program 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.