B.Sc. IN OPTOMETRY

B.Sc. IN OPTOMETRY

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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.

About the Course:

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.

Eligibility:

Two year Pre- University examination or equivalent from a recognized University or Board with physics, Chemistry and Biology as principle subject of study Syllabus is implemented as per National –Education Policy (NEP)

Duration:

Four years including One year internship.


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
General Anatomy and General Physiology
Geometric optics
Constitution of India
Patient Contact Protocol
Kannada
English
Ocular anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Physical optics
Environmental Science and Health
Basic ocular skills
Hindi
Sanskrit
Optometric optics
CEVS I
Applied Microbiology and pathology
Computer application
Applied ocular skills
Sports / Arts
Fourth Semester Subjects Fifth Semester Subjects Sixth Semester Subjects
CEVS- II
Visual optics
Applied pharmacology
Medical psychology
Clinical skills
Sports / Arts
Dispensing and occupational optometry
Contact lens
Ocular and systemic diseases
Basic clinical optometry
BSV and Paediatric Optometry
Low vision and Geriatric optometry
Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Optometric instruments
Seventh Semester Subjects Eight Semester Subjects
Internship and Research Project – I Internship and Research Project – II

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.

Facilities available:

• Outpatient department for patient exposure
• CME, workshops and conferences
• Various ophthalmic instruments for hands-on practice
• Community outreach programme- camps

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 2022-23)

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 Year I : Rs. 1,48,000
Year II : Rs.  1,10,500
Year III : Rs. 1,10,500
Total: Rs. 3,69,000 
Year I : Rs. 1,08,000*
Year II : Rs.  1,00,500
Year III : Rs. 1,00,500
Total: Rs. 3,09,000 

Note:

(1) University Registration Fee, Eligibility Fee for other State/NRI 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 Placement & Training Team will assist the admitted students to get (a) Earn While Learn, (b) Industry Internship, and (c) Final Job Placement. (3) Karnataka Quota* : 1. Applicable only to Karnataka students having 50% or more in the applicable subject combination. 2. To be considered as Karnataka domicile student should have studied 7 years including PUC in the Karnataka.