Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom.)
- Allied & Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom.)
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Optometry is a healthcare profession dealing with eye and vision care. This programme will provide practical and theoretical knowledge about the human eye. The optometry profession deals with examining, diagnosing, managing and treating various eye-related defects. They can also specialise in areas like the binocular vision, vision therapy, geriatric eye care, low vision care, paediatric eye care, ocular disease, vision rehabilitation, and contact lenses.
OPTOMETRY AT HITS
The School of Allied Health Sciences from Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science offers an under graduate programme in Optometry, a four-year program that combines full-time on-campus instruction with clinical experiences. Clinical research begins in the first year and increases over time to a full-time commitment in the final year.
Our institution has excellent infrastructure and an advanced laboratory ‘i-Focus’ to get hands on learning experience, adding an extra layer of knowledge towards the field of optometry. 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.
The B.Optom. is a 4 years full-time undergraduate degree program consisting 3 years of learning and 1year of Internship.
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
- Anatomy and functioning of the eye
- Oculo–visual disorders
- Introductory pharmacology
- Visual aids and dispensing
- Contact lens & fitting
- Binocular Vision & vision therapy
- The consulting room interface
- Research design and methods and experimentation
You will gain broad experience in optometric eye care, and training to communicate effectively with patients and other health practitioners. This degree will help you to develop sought after skills, ensuring your training is relevant in today’s fast-changing world.
Anyone who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (XII standard) from the Central/State Board or its equivalent in the science stream with excellent performance in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology can 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
- Private Practice
- Optometrist in Tertiary eye care Hospitals
- Academics (M.Optom., Ph.D.)
- Research Optometrist
- Contact lens specialist
- Low vision specialist
- Retail/ Optical industries