All Information About A Career in Optometry
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Among the many different career options after 12th, a course in optometry is also a nice option. Optometry course pursued from reputed institute can help you form a career as optometrist in popular clinics and hospitals. The ITM Institute affiliated course in optometry is one of the best options. Here we have listed out the optometry course eligibility and course details so that you can make a well-informed decision:

Bachelor Degree in Optometry

If you wish to pursue a Bachelors in Optometry, you need to fulfill the following optometry course eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate should have completed the 10th and 12th standards
  • The candidates will have to apply online and provide all certificates of the 10+2 that he or she has completed

The selection process for the admission involves a personal interview by the selection committee. The admissions happen once a year. The final list of candidates is chosen based on the selection committee’s decision and the candidate’s fitness test.

Optometry Subjects and Curriculum

The Optometry course by ITM Institute affiliated with University of Raipur has come up with an immaculate course. The course subjects have been selected to suit the needs of the current optometry industry. Here is the gist of subjects covered in the curriculum:

  • Basics about optometry like the general anatomy and physiology, basic biochemistry, computer science and functional English, Geometical optics etc
  • Detailed study of ocular science encompassing ocular anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and basic pharmacology among others
  • Insights into optometric studies like optometric optics and optometric instrumentation
  • Knowledge about the different ocular diseases are also covered in the course
  • There are also subjects covering law, basic accountability and public relations which may come handy to an optometrist during his career

Careers in Optometry

There are many different career options that you may pursue as an optometrist. Here we have listed out some of the career options you may consider:

  • Professional services at corporate Sector
  • Private practice as an Optometry Consultant
  • Private practice Running Optometry Business
  • Work at Optical Showroom
  • Assist an Ophthalmologist or Eye Surgeon
  • Work at an Eye Hospital or Clinic

The career is quite promising as the starting salary for an optometrist is from Rs 15000 per month and the job also includes several incentives. There is a high demand for optometrists in India. When you get trained from reputed institutes like the ITM, you can be assured of a promising career in optometry.

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