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Bachelor of Optometry

  • Allied & Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Optometry

About the Programme

The B.Optom is a four-year full-time program consisting of a combination of on-campus teaching and clinical placements. Clinical studies commence in first year and gradually increase to full-time in the final year.

Students will also be given the opportunity to undertake clinical training at Smart Vision & rural and community sites with the Indian Vision Institute as part of their final year of study.

Course overview

Study the science of how we see and interact with our world. This degree provides a comprehensive education in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Sensation and perception
  • Psychophysics
  • Optics
  • Anatomy and functioning of the eye
  • Oculo–visual disorders
  • Introductory pharmacology
  • Visual aids and dispensing
  • The consulting room interface
  • Research design and methods and experimentation

You’ll gain broad experience in optometric eye care and training to communicate effectively with patients and other health practitioners. This degree will help you develop sought after skills, ensuring your training is relevant in today’s fast-changing world.

Entry Requirement

Anyone who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (XII standard) from the Central/State Board or its equivalent with excellent performance in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology can apply. Computer Science students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics can also apply.

What will I study?

Bachelor of Optometry 1st year

  • Covers basic human sciences

Bachelor of Optometry 2nd year

  • Covers basic vision sciences, Core optometry, Preclinical optometry training

Bachelor of Optometry 3rd year

  • Applied optometry and support courses

Bachelor of Optometry 4th year

  • Internship & Community Optometry

Career and further studies

Graduates of this program can find placements in traditional and non-traditional areas including

  • Tertiary eye care Hospitals
  • Optical and Contact lens industries
  • Private Practice
  • NGOS


Duration: 4 Years with Internship