B.Sc in Optometry – Education

B.Sc in Optometry

B.Sc in Optometry is approved course from Government of Karnataka affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in January 2019. Academic year commenced 2019-20 year.

Eligibility:

The candidates must have obtained a 50% marks taken together in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Mathematics in the higher secondary examination that is equivalent to 10 + 2. The candidates who have completed their 2 / 3 years diploma in optometry can take admission directly in the second year of BSc Optometry.

Optometry Education:

Optometry must complete four years of graduate education (3 years of academics and 1 year of internship) at Indian accredited College or School of Optometry as a Full time.

Career Options after completion of Optometry:

  • Independent Practice as an Optometrist.
  • Start own specialty clinic like contact lenses, Computer vision, Orthoptics.
  • Start an optical establishment/ store for scientific dispensing of visual aids.
  • Start manufacturing unit to make ophthalmic lenses/ spectacle lenses.
  • Job opportunities with multinational eye care companies like Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Zeiss, Ciba Vision, AMO, etc.
  • Avail overseas job opportunities.
  • For those interested in higher studies, post-graduation in the form of fellowships as well as Masters & PhD programs are available in India & overseas.
  • Take up teaching as a career option.
  • Take jobs with corporate & private hospitals, NGOs.
  • Administrative Career after MBA in Ophthalmic Practice.

Syllabus – 1st Year

SubjectMethod / Number of Hours
TheoryPracticals
Basic Biochemistry & Nutrition10234
General & Ocular Anatomy & Physiology204100
Physical & Geometric Optics & principles of lighting13668
Computer Programming3434
Functional English& Communications34
Mathematics34
Kannada17
Computer Basics17
Basic Accountancy17

Syllabus – 2nd Year

SubjectMethod / Number of Hours
TheoryPracticals
Optometric Optics6025
Clinical Examination Of Visual System & Optometric Instruments14856
Visual optics6025
Pharmacology, Microbiology & Pathology6025
Medical Psychology17
Clinics310

Syllabus – 3rd Year

SubjectMethod / Number of Hours
TheoryPracticals
Contact Lenses259
Systemic & Ocular diseases859
Law & Optometry17
Low Vision Aids & Geriatric Optometry259
Dispensing Optics & occupational optometry5018
Public health & community optometry, Epidemiology & Biostatistics68
Pediatric Optometry, Advances In Optometry & Binocular Vision5018
Practice management & law in optometry17
Project100
Clinics & Special Clinics310
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