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Bachelor of Optometry : Course Details, Eligibility and Admission

The optometry applicants will find all the relevant information on admission criteria, eligibility, programme overview, syllabus outline, career scopes, as well as the learning benefits.

Programme Overview

Bachelor of Optometry: Programme Overview

  • The Bachelor of Optometry or B OPTM is a 4- year undergraduate course offered by the School of Allied Health Sciences.
  • The programme is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the optical health system, how to diagnose and treat eye-related issues. Optometrists are responsible for the primary diagnosis of optic health, prescription of corrective contact lenses and optic devices. With the broadening horizon of this field, students can either select general practice or become a specialist.
  • Students will receive an extensive hands-on training through our hospital-industry immersion programmes, pre-placement training and 360-degree placement support by the course-end.
Syllabus (Outline)

Bachelor of Optometry: Syllabus (Outline)

Bachelor of Optometry syllabus will cover the following scope of learning.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical and Geometrical Optics
  • Visual Optics
  • Clinical Examination of Visual System
  • Low Vision & Rehabilitation
  • Contact Lenses
  • Binocular Vision & Orthoptics
  • Ocular Diseases
  • Comprehensive Eye Examination
Learning Features

Bachelor of Optometry: Learning Features

Among the best optometry colleges in West Bengal offering, Brainware offers a global standard learning experience at a very reasonable course fee.

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure with laboratories for advanced research
  • Masterclasses and mentoring by top healthcare professionals
  • Hands-on training at eye hospitals and internship
  • Intensive pre-placement training from day one
  • 360-degree placement training and assistance
faq

FAQ

What is Optometry?

According to WHO, Optometry is a kind of healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered). Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who generate complete eye and vision care, that consider refraction and dispensing. Optometry is a process of detection/diagnosis and maintaining disease-related with the eye and the rehabilitation of that clinical conditions of the visual system.

What are the prerequisites for opting the Optometry programme?

Minimum 55% in XII with pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (Theory & Practical)

What is the job role of an Optometrist?

Optometrists are concerned with the diagnosis and maintenance of vision oddities, perform eye examinations and decide whether a patient needs visual assistance like spectacle, contact lens, vision therapy, low vision aids and vision rehabilitation.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Optometry: Programmes, Duration, Fees and Eligibility Criteria

Programmes Duration Fees(INR) Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor of Optometry 3 years + 1 year Internship 3,57,200 55% marks or equivalent grade in '10+2' examination with individual pass marks in both theory and practical in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and upper age limit is 40 as on 31st December, year of admission
Bachelor of Optometry - LE 2 years + 1 year Internship 2,14,800 45% marks in Diploma in Optometry from a Govt recognized institution and upper age limit is 40 as on 31st December, year of admission
Career Options

Bachelor of Optometry: Career Options

The job opportunities for optometrists are always on demand. One can pursue the following career scopes:

  • Optometrist in government or private hospitals
  • Optometrist in eye care hospitals
  • Optometrist in optical industries and corporate sectors
  • Private practice in clinical setup
  • Consultant optometrist – contact Lenses, low vision and rehabilitation, binocular vision etc.
  • Professional services in multinational ophthalmic industries
  • Public health and community optometrist
  • Research assistant, research associate and research coordinator
Admission Procedure

Bachelor of Optometry: Admission Procedure

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Placement Highlights

Placement Highlights

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