B.SC. Optometry KUHS

B.Sc. Optometry at Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS): Shaping Visionary Careers

Our B.Sc. Optometry program at Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) is designed to empower graduates in optometry with a diverse skill set and a holistic approach to eye care. As a graduate of this program, you will excel in:

  • Supporting Ophthalmologists: Collaborate effectively with ophthalmologists, contributing significantly to their practice and enhancing patient care.
  • Independent Expertise: Perform refraction, contact lens fitting, and orthotic assessments independently, ensuring precise vision correction.
  • Specialized Procedures: Participate in and conduct special investigative procedures, expanding your capabilities and knowledge.
  • Mastering Ophthalmic Instruments: Operate and maintain ophthalmic instruments with finesse, ensuring their optimal performance.
  • Theatre Management: Oversee the efficient functioning of ophthalmic theatres and operating instruments, ensuring a seamless surgical environment.
  • Optical Expertise: Establish and run your optical shop, delivering quality eyewear solutions to the community.

Course Eligibility

  • Aspiring students should have successfully completed their Higher Secondary Examination (plus two) in the science stream.
  • Admissions are based on merit interviews.

Unleash Your Potential – Career Opportunities:

Optometry offers a world of exciting career prospects, and our graduates are highly sought after due to their independence and versatility. Your career path may include:

  • Vision Correction: Become an expert in the correction of refractive errors, prescribing glasses for clear and precise vision.
  • Advanced Lens Solutions: Design and fit contact lenses, prosthetic eyes, and vision aids, enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals.
  • Eye Health Assessment: Evaluate the eye’s health status and refer patients to ophthalmologists when necessary, ensuring timely intervention.
  • Disease Detection: Detect and assist in the management of ocular-related diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and more.
  • Ocular Wellness: Diagnose and treat ocular malfunctions, offering relief and solutions to patients.
  • Community Outreach: Serve the community through public health optometry in schools, colleges, slums, rural areas, and occupational optometry in various industries.
  • Counselling and Rehabilitation: Provide expert optometric counselling for patients dealing with visual challenges, colour blindness, hereditary vision defects, and diseases.
  • Education and Advocacy: Engage in vision rehabilitation, follow-up care for discharged patients, and participate in public education on ocular hygiene, nutrition, and environmental awareness.

With a B.Sc. in Optometry from KUHS, you’re not just earning a degree; you’re embracing a dynamic and impactful career that transforms lives through the gift of clear vision. Your journey to a fulfilling and visionary profession begins here!

Course Structure

  • YEAR 1
  • YEAR 2
  • YEAR 3
  • YEAR 4

Semester 1

  • Language I
  • English I
  • Core I – General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Core II – Physical Optics
  • Major Practical I
  • Allied I – Biochemistry
  • Value Education – Environmental Studies

Semester 2

  • Language II
  • English II
  • Core III – Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Core IV – Geometrical Optics
  • Major Practical I – Physical & Geometric Optics
  • Allied II – Microbiology
  • Value Education – Human Rights

Semester 3

  • Core V – Optometric Optics
  • Core VI – Visual Optics I
  • Core VII – Optometric Instruments & Examination of Visual System
  • Major Practical II
  • Major Practical I
  • Allied III – Pharmacology
  • Value Education – Women’s Right

Semester 4

Part –II – English IV Employability Skills

  • Part –II – English IV Employability Skills
  • Core VIII – Visual Optics II
  • Core IX – Dispensing Optics
  • Core X – Systemic Disease
  • Major Practical II – Examination of Visual System
  • Major Practical I – Physical & Geometric Optics
  • Allied IV – A Pathology
  • Value Education – General Awareness

Semester 5

  • Core XI – Contact Lens I
  • Core XII – Ocular Disease I
  • Core XIII – Binocular Vision I
  • Core XIV – Low vision Aid
  • Core XV – Occupational Optometry
  • Major Practical III
  • Elective I (Nutrition/ Law & Optometry/ Clinical Psychology)

Semester 6

  • Core XVI – Contact Lens II
  • Core XVII – Ocular Disease II
  • Core XVIII – Binocular Vision II
  • Core XIX – Geriatric & Pediatric Optometry
  • Major Practical III
  • Elective II (Community Optometry/ Operation Theatre Techniques/ Nursing Procedures)
  • Project

Semester 7 & 8

  • Compulsory Clinical Internship

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