B.SC. Optometry

Optometrists are qualified to check your eyes for any visual problems or eye conditions. At Alsalama, our four-year B.Sc Optometry course equips student to identify and treat common eye conditions and injuries as well as recommend eyewear such as contacts, glasses, and other tools to improve vision. If needed, they can also recommend medicines or other suitable treatments. The optometrist will also collaborate with your primary care physician and other medical specialists to organise your care.

Course Eligibility

  • Students who have passed their Higher Secondary Examination (plus two) in science (with 55% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) State/central Boards.
  • The admissions are based on merit interviews.

Career Opportunities

Due to their independence from other eye care providers, ability to practise independently, and involvement in research or teaching, optometrists are in high demand. Optometry opens up a wide range of exciting opportunities, including:

  • Correction of refractive errors of the eye and the prescription of glasses.
  • Designing and fitting contact lenses, prosthetic eyes and vision aids.
  • Evaluation of the health status of the eye and referring patients to ophthalmologists at the right stage.
  • Detection of ocular-related diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy etc.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ocular malfunction.
  • Practice public health optometry in schools, colleges, slums, and rural areas.
  • Practice occupational optometry in industries.
  • Conduct optometric counselling for patients with patient sight, colour blindness, hereditary vision defects and disease etc.
  • Conduct vision rehabilitation and follow-up work of discharged patients.
  • Participate in public education on ocular hygiene and provide counselling in nutritional-related and environmental awareness.

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

  • 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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