Bachelor of Science in Optometry

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Bachelor of Science in Optometry

“Optometrists are primary health care practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and co-management of disease in the eye and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system”. Optometry can and should play a leading role in eye care provision at the primary level, and can also assist at secondary and tertiary levels where possible, working with ophthalmologists and other eye care providers towards the unified goal of combating blindness.

Scope : In 2007, an estimated 456 million people of India’s population of 1.12 billion people required vision correction (spectacles, contact lenses or surgery) to be able to see and function for learning, work and general life activities. Optometry as a profession has the primary public health responsibility for eliminating uncorrected refractive error. To provide excellent vision care to all the people of the country, India needs 116,000 optometrists. India currently has approximately 9,000 4-year trained optometrists and an estimated 30,000 2-year trained eye care personnel.

The job sectors for optometrist can be divided into the following areas:

  • Eye care hospitals & institutions
  • Work for an optical chain or under an optical store
  • Public health 
  • Corporate sector in Industries/Companies 
  • Education sector 8. Scientific research
Under Graduate Program Duration Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor in Optometry 3 years (6 Semesters, with 6 months internship 10+2 (Science) with a minimum of
45% marks in aggregate and in
individual subjects from a
Recognized Board of Education

(5% relaxation for ST/SC)


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