Bachelor of Science (BSc) Optometry

Optometry is the practice or profession of testing the eyes for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses. The job profile of an optometrist includes the recognition of ocular and visual signs of eye diseases, the understanding of the wide range of problems afflicting the eye and also the reference of patients to appropriate specialists. Optometry provides an intellectually stimulating career with a humanitarian role in today's society.

Eye-care is a dynamic area within the world of health care that provides wide spectrum of challenging and incredibly rewarding, career opportunities. As an Optometrist, one can take up jobs in hospitals or clinics where one will be assisting an Ophthalmologist. One can practice at independent optical establishments or can also set up an independent practice of one's own.

List of institutes offering courses in Optometry:

Academy of Optometry , Kolkata

Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry , Mumbai

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

All India Institute of Optometrical Sciences (AIIOS), Kolkata

Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad

Bharati Vidyapeeth's Medical College, Pune

College of Optometry and Ophthalmic Sciences, Nasik

Elite School Of Optometry, Chennai

Jnana Prabhodini Medical Trust School of Optometry, Pune

Lions Arvind Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Madurai

Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal

MEH School of Optometry, Mumbai

Nagar School of Optometry, Ahmedabad

Optometry Research & Training Institute (ORTI), Uttar Pradesh

Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital & Institute of Ophthalmology , Hyderabad

Schells Eye Hospital (Unit of Christian Medical College) , Vellore

A 4 year B.Sc.(Hons.) in Optometry and Ophthalmic Techniques is offered by IGNOU.

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