Study B.Sc. Optometry
B.Sc. Optometry programme is a four-year programme in the science of eyesight care. This programme covers an examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of illnesses and disorders of the visual system. The programme also includes a one-year required internship. The students taking up this programme learn the topics:
- General physiology
- Ocular physiology
- Medical procedures
- Low vision aids
- Geometrical optics
- Nutrition, etc.
Students gain knowledge of optometric procedures, clinical optometry contact lens aspects, pediatric optometry, and binocular vision eye disorders and treatments by participating in hands-on training and frequent field trips.
Scope of B.Sc. Optometry
With the help of our degree programme , students can pursue various optometry positions and develop their independent practices by opening their eye clinics, optical stores, lens production facilities, etc. Several scopes are available on the market nowadays for BSc in Optometry graduates.
These graduates can work with ophthalmologists in hospital clinics, practice in optical settings, own optical businesses, and have fantastic employment prospects abroad. Graduates of the BSc in Optometry programme may also start optical lens production facilities. Students interested in furthering their education can enroll in M. Sc. and Ph. D. programmes in their respective disciplines and pursue a career in teaching.
Career options for B.Sc. Optometry
For the graduates of B. Sc. in Optometry, many options are awaiting; all one needs to do is grab them. They have a lot of employment options. The students gain the qualifications to be hired in various corporate and governmental sectors in related fields.
They can work at factories that make lenses, optical shops, multinational businesses that sell eye care items, etc. The following are some of the well-known careers open to B.Sc. Optometry graduates, along with the appropriate salary.
- Sales Executive for lenses and eyeglasses
- Optometry Researcher
Programme offered at
- GITAM School of Paramedical Sciences, GIMSR Campus
Duration of the programme
- 4 Years
- A minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the Intermediate or 12th examination from a recognized central / state board or its equivalent with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English subjects.