• Code 100308
  • DeliveryFull-time
  • Length2 Years
  • Credential Master of Optometry

Program Description

A program with rigorous theoretical training that integrates instructive classroom lectures with clinical practice. Masters in Optometry is recommended to the graduates in optometry to enhance their knowledge in vision science, clinical diagnosis and Optometric Management Practice.

Programme Educational Objectives:

PEO1- Know the structure and function of visual and systemic systems.
PEO2- Know the normal range of clinical findings.
PEO3- Recognize pre-disposing epidemiological, environmental, and etiological factors that require intervention to prevent visual deterioration or ocular disease.
PEO4- Understand the principles underlying the use of ophthalmic devices and procedures in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of visual conditions.
PEO5- Understand the mechanisms and interactions of pharmacological agents along with their safe and effective use in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions.
PEO6- Understand the pathogenesis of disease and the implications for ocular health and function and be knowledgeable in ocular and laboratory testing used in the assessment of systemic, visual and ocular function.
PEO7- Know the scientific and statistical principles underlying the practice of optometry.
PEO8- The graduates will possess the initiative and critical acumen required to continuously improve their knowledge through self-study, continuing education programme or higher studies.

Program Outcomes

On completion of the course the students will be able to adhere to the following programme outcomes:

PO1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical understanding of vision science, in binocular vision, low vision, advanced contact lenses, research methodologies and biostatistics to diagnose and manage complex ocular conditions and innovative treatment modalities to optimize patient care outcomes.

PO2. Able to plan and execute patient care strategies by integrating advanced clinical skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, and cutting-edge technologies to optimize clinical outcomes and enhance patient satisfaction.

PO3. Able to Create and lead initiatives in vision correction and rehabilitation by integrating principles of environmental sustainability, economic efficiency, and cultural competence into the development and implementation of novel approaches to vision care delivery.

PO4. Develop the research capability to contribute into the advancement of optometry through experimental design, data analysis, and dissemination of leading findings.

PO5. Demonstrate leadership skills and collaborate effectively within diverse healthcare teams, advocating for the integration of optometric services into interdisciplinary care models and promoting excellence in patient-centred care delivery.

PO6. Demonstrate ethical integrity and professionalism in all aspects of optometric practice, exhibiting sensitivity to diverse patient populations and adhering to the highest standards of clinical competence, confidentiality, and patient advocacy.

PO7. Able to deliver successful demonstrations, documentation, advice, and counselling by effectively & empathetically communicating to individuals and communities for prioritize eye health and wellness.

PO8. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for policies of legal and regulatory frameworks to uphold the integrity and credibility of the optometry profession.

PO9. Able to select & apply state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies including advanced clinical instruments for ocular assessments, develop personalized treatment plans, and monitor patient progress with precision and accuracy.

PO10. Understand & apply sustainable practices and advocate for environmental stewardship within optometric practice, integrating principles of waste reduction, energy conservation, and eco-friendly materials usage into clinical protocols and facility management.

PO11. Understand the need of lifelong learnings and professional development to stay abreast of advancements in optometric research, technology, and patient care.

Program Specific Outcomes

PSO1. Graduates will master a comprehensive range of optometry-specific subjects and will specialize in pediatric and binocular vision, low vision, contact lenses, glaucoma management, and refractive surgeries, enabling them to deliver specialized and high-quality eye care services as proficient and skilled optometrists.

PSO2. Graduates will be well-prepared to pursue diverse and specialized career paths within the field of optometry and have the expertise in clinical practice, academic research, vision science, public health initiatives, vision rehabilitation programs, contact lens fitting, ocular disease management, and refractive surgery consultation.

PSO3. Graduates will able to do research in patient centric treatment modalities in specialized domains, empowering an evidence-driven care to the patients and can establish their own optometric practices, meeting the diverse needs of patients and communities.

Programme Highlights:

Well-designed programme structure & curriculum; qualified & experienced faculty members both from academia and Industry; interdisciplinary project based learning, state-of-the-art laboratories; summer research training program for students; clinical exposure in healthcare organization of repute

Core Modules:

Epidemiology & Community Eyecare and Research Methodology & Biostatistics, Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics , Optics, Optical pharmacology, Optical assessment, Lens science, Pediatric Optometry & Binocular Vision, Optometric Instruments, Low vision Care, Binocular vision, Contact lenses.

Career Avenues:

Optometry is a challenging, stimulating and exceptionally rewarding profession that offers excellent opportunities for work in India and abroad.

Self entrepreneurial opportunities: Post-Graduates can establish an independent practice by starting their own eye clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit etc.

Eye Care Hospitals: As Senior optometrist in public and private eye care hospitals 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.

Healthcare Industry: Post graduates can work with optician showrooms, contact lens and ophthalmic lens industry etc. Optometrists can also seek employment with any multinational organisation dealing with eye care products as professional services executives or take up teaching as a career. Optometrists could also take up the work of occupational health specialists in the vision care of industrial workers.

Academics: Post Graduate can work as expert faculty in various optometry institutions.

Research: Students can get lucrative job offers as Research Associate/Scientist in industry involved in manufacturing of various eye care devices and other associated products.

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates should have completed Bachelor degree in Optometry or equivalent programme with minimum of 50% marks from any Indian University, which is member of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), India & Optometry Council of India (OCI)
  • Candidates belonging to foreign student's category should have completed Bachelor degree in Optometry [B.Optom], or equivalent course from any University, which is affiliate member of World Council of Optometry (WCO) and / or is recognized by a competent educational body like a national council / association of the country of origin of the candidate / AIU.
  • Candidates should have completed 22 years of age as on 31 December of the year of admission

USP:

  • Unique campus clinics as center of excellence in Vision Sciences.
  • Blended mode of learning including LMS and Online Lectures
  • Industry oriented curriculum with outcome based practices
  • Experienced Faculty Members with Rich Experience from Academia and Industry
  • State of the art Infrastructure Facilities including hi tech classroom, Modular Labs.
  • Well Structured interface with eye care hospitals and corporate world for optimum Career Counselling, Training and Placement Support
  • Scholarship to Meritorious students for academic enrichments
  • A High-Tech Green Campus with High Speed Wi-Fi/Wi-Max (4G) Connectivity
  • Proven Leadership with Vision & Integrity
  • Developing students with high Employability Index (HEI) with a dedicated Employability, Placement & Career Advancement Cell (EPCAC)

Tuition Fee

Yearly

Semester

  • 1st Year ₹1,30,000
  • 2nd Year ₹1,00,000
  • 1st Sem ₹80,000
  • 2nd Sem ₹50,000
  • 3rd Sem ₹50,000
  • 4th Sem ₹50,000

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Master of Optometry
Admission Requirement

B.Optom with minimum 50% aggregate from recognized University.

Our FacilitiesResearch & Laboratory Facilities

Electrotherapy Lab II

Anatomy Lab

Anatomy Lab I

Basic Chemical Foundation Lab

Computer Lab I

Computer Lab II

Electrotherapy lab I

Electrotherapy Lab III

Exercise Therapy Lab I

Exercise Therapy Lab II

Exercise therapy Lab III

Optometrist Trial Frame

Optometry lab with phoropter & complete testing platform

Physiology Lab

Physiology Lab II

Retinoscope and Direct Ophthalmoscope

Site Lamp

Snellen Chart for visual acuity testing

Master of Optometry Syllabus

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4

Career Opportunities

  • Research Associate/Scientist
  • Faculty in optometry institutions
  • Optometrists in public and private eye care hospitals
  • Self entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Eye Care Hospitals
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Academics

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