The bachelor of optometry course will set you off for a successful career in healthcare. Learn more about it in this article.
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Bachelor of Optometry
The B.Opto is a 4 year full-time undergraduate allied healthcare course. In this course, students are introduced to the basics of medical sciences with a focus on eye and vision functions. In the first three years of the course, students are fully trained to understand all aspects of human eyesight and the disorders and diseases and how to diagnose and treat them through the use of modern medical technology.
Students will study subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Ocular Optics, Ocular Pathology, Ocular Pharmacology and get lots of hands-on training at Eye hospitals and clinics. Students will also get trained on High-tech equipment's like Autorefractometer, Lensometer, Keratometer, Slit Lamp examination, Low vision aids and contact lens
In the fourth year of the course, all students are placed into a 12 months internship with eye hospitals, eye clinics and eyewear chains to gain 100% practical industry experience and to practice their medical skills. Most students get absorbed into full-time positions at these organizations itself, while others are placed by ITM IHS into full-time careers with excellent starting salaries in the range of INR 25,000 - 50,000 per month.
- UGC recognised program curriculum
- Value-added soft-skills and English communication training for all-round professional development
- The candidates should have passed XII or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology, with a minimum aggregate of 40% marks (for reservation category (SC/ST/OBC/minority) the minimum aggregate is 35% marks).
- Candidates who have passed 10+2 of CBSE or any other board with Medical Laboratory Technology (as a Vocational course) are also eligible.
- Candidates who have completed DMLT from a recognized institute can seek lateral admission in the 2nd academic year of the program.
- 4 Years ( Full Time )
Why Bachelor Optometry?
If you are a student interested in a career that is fulfilling, financially rewarding, serves the society and gives you day-to-day work satisfaction and a long and successful career with top healthcare companies in India. What's more, if you dream of working and living abroad, then you must consider an education in Optometry.
An optometrist is a medical professional trained to deal with eye related problems. They treat eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, vision correction, in addition to eye disorders and infections such as conjunctivitis, allergies and other vision related concerns. They also diagnose vision problems and prescribe corrective lenses or glasses. Optometrists also perform laser treatment for correction vision problems. These professionals must possess a B.Sc. optometry to qualify for such roles.
The demand for Optometrists is skyrocketing especially due to the increase in vision problems globally, caused by a multitude of factors such as increased computer and mobile usage, pollution, harsh climate among others. According to the latest stats, the demand for optometry professionals is estimated to grow by 25-30% in the coming decade. The most common eye disorders, which are myopia, hyper-metropia and other vision disorders are diagnosed and treated solely by Optometrists.
Trained Optometrists from ITM IHS get some of the highest paying jobs in the industry, with starting salaries as high as INR 6,00,000 per year and work in some of the most modern and comfortable work environments with retail eyewear chains, hospitals and clinics across India and even globally.
A simplified and streamlined admission process that makes it easy for any student to apply at ITM. 12th Science passed with 40% Physics, chemistry, biology or Maths from any recognised university.
Step 1Click Apply Now to start your admission process online or Walk-in to IHS Campuses to collect the Application form.
Step 2Share your certificates with us – submit hard copies or upload - ID proof, and other documents.
Step 3Make the payment for the program fees.
Step 4Get confirmation. Done!
HOD - Optometry
HOD - MLT
Rakesh V. Kaushal
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