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B.Sc. in Optometry



B.Sc. Optometry Technology is an Undergraduate Program which deals with the examination, diagnosis, and management of diseases of the visual system. This course is synonymous with eye care & visual health. It trains the students to work as professionals whose main intent is to assess the vision of patient, prescribe & fit lenses to improve their vision


Admission to the B.ScOptometry Technology programme in any year will be based on the results of Srinivas University Entrance Test (SUET) held that year.


Duration shall be for a period of three and half years including six months of Internship.


1.Two year Pre-University examination or equivalent as recognized by University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.
2.Pre-Degree course from a recognized University considered as equivalent by University, (Two years after ten years of schooling) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.
3.Any equivalent examination recognized by the University for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects ofstudy.
4.The vocational higher secondary education course conducted by Vocational Higher SecondaryEducation, Government of Kerala with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology andEnglish in addition to vocational subjects conducted is considered equivalent to plus TWOexaminations of Government of Karnataka Pre University Course.
5.Candidates with two years Diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enrol, in the respective B.Sc. OptometryTechnology shall have passed plus 12 [10+2] with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, as principalsubjects or candidates with 3 years diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject forwhich the candidate desires to enrol.

6.Lateral entry to second year for allied health science courses for candidates who have passeddiploma program from the Government Boards and recognized by University, fulfilling the conditionsspecified above under Sl. No. 5 and these students are eligible to take admission on lateral entrysystem only in the same subject studied at diploma level.



First Year Subjects Second Year Subjects Third Year Subjects

  • Biochemistry & Nutrition
  • General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physical Principles (Sec A) Geometric optics (Sec B)
  • English
  • Kannada
  • Health care

  • Optometric optics
  • Visual optics
  • Clinical Examination of visual system & optometric instruments
  • Microbiology & Pathology (sec A)
  • Pharmacology (Sec B)
  • Clinical Practical examination
  • Medical Psychology
  • Communications & Public relations

  • Low vision Aids & Geriatric Optometry
  • Contact lens
  • Systemic diseases (Sec A) Ocular diseases (Sec B)
  • Dispensing optometry (Sec A) Occupational optometry, (Sec B)
  • Paediatric optometry, advances in optometry & binocular vision
  • Project
  • Clinics & specialities
  • Practical management
  • Law & optometry
  • Public health, epidemiology & biostatistics
Practice independently as an Optometrist
Practice in optical establishments, Corporate & Private Hospitals, NGOs.
Run optical shops and setups to dispense of visual aids.
Start own specialty clinic like contact lenses, Computer vision, Orthoptics.
Plethora of jobs in manufacturing and distribution sectors of ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses and ophthalmic instruments.
Work with multinational eye care companies like Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Zeiss, etc.
Pursue M.Sc and PhD programs and take up teaching Optometry as a career.
• Highly qualified competent faculty members to develop a high degree of conceptual skills, analytical skills & high-quality technical knowledge to the students.• Updated Course Curriculum that can develop competency in candidates who in turn can manage Ophthalmic disorders.9. ENTRANCE EXAM:
Entrance exam will be conducted every year in the last week of June or first week of July and students will be selected based on the rank system.
Candidates can withdraw from the course before the commencement of the same and not once classes have already begun. Discontinuation will not be permitted unless the total fee of the program is paid by the student.


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