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.