Optometrists examine your eyes to check for health issues and vision adjustments. They can identify vision problems, eye traumas, ocular anomalies, and health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure. BSc Optometry course opens a wide variety of career opportunities to graduates. They can work in a variety of settings such as primary healthcare, corporate, public sector or even move into research and academics.
To throw some insights into the careers of Optometry students, a seminar on 'Career Management for Bachelor in Optometry students' was organised by the university's Campus-2-Corporate (C2C) cell on May 16, 2023.
Vijay Kumar Yelagondula, Registrar, Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences - L V Prasad Eye Institute was the guest speaker for the session. He started with the options available to the Optometry students after graduation. He highlighted that the students have a chance of pursuing higher studies, they can also work as an academician or can move into an hospital or retail eyecare chains. Another important career aspect that is often overlooked by the students is entrepreneurship. These students can involve in designing new products and services related to Optometry and eye care.
The session was an insightful one for the budding Optometrists.