B.Sc. IN OPTOMETRY

B.Sc. IN OPTOMETRY

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Duration:

Four years including One year internship (Admissions open for the batch 2019-20).

Introduction:

B.Sc. Optometry 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.


Objectives:

The Course is designed to develop

  • an ophthalmic manpower in the country with all the theoretical and practical knowledge to become a qualified optometrist
  • a dynamic & challenging paramedical career to the aspirants.

Course Structure:

First Semester Subjects Second Semester Subjects Third Semester Subjects
Anatomy
Physiology
Biochemistry
Medical Terminology
English
Ocular Anatomy,Physiology & Biochemistry
Physical Optics and Principles of Lighting
Geometric Optics
Kannada
Healthcare
Optometric optics
Applied Pathology
Applied Microbiology
Computer application/programming
Environment science and Health
Fourth Semester Subjects Fifth Semester Subjects Sixth Semester Subjects
Applied Pharmacology
Clinical Examination of Visual System and Optometric Instruments
Visual optics
Biostatics and Research methodology
Constitution of India
Dispensing Optometry and occupational optometry
Contact Lens
Ocular Diseases
Medical Psychology
Systemic Diseases
Low vision aids & Geriatric Optometry
Binocular single vision, Pediatric Optometry and Recent Advances
Basic OT management

Special features:

  • 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.

Career opportunities:

  • 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.

Fee Structure

(For the Academic Year 2020-21)

S.No Courses Duration Annual Fee Structure
Non-Karnataka Karnataka
1 B.Sc. (Optometry) 
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2/PUC  with Physics, Chemistry &  Biology   (NRI : 25K extra in I Year)   
4 Years (Six  semesters   & 1 year  internship)  Year I : Rs. 1,28,000
Year II : Rs.  1,00,500
Year III : Rs. 1,00,500
Total: Rs. 3,29,000 
Rs. 1,28,000
Rs.  1,00,500
Rs. 1,00,500
Rs. 3,29,000

Note :
(1) University Registration Fee, Eligibility Fee for other State students, Examination Fee, Uniform Fee, Hostel Fee, Industry visit fee, Internship fee, Transportation fee, Sports & games fee, Extra-curricular activity fee, etc., are extra. The course fees mentioned for subsequent years may vary annually up to 6%.
(2) The University Marketing Team will help the admitted students to avail of Education Loans, Scholarships, etc.
(3) The University Placement & Training Team will assist the admitted students to get (a) Earn While Learn, (b) Industry Internship, and (c) Final Job Placement.