AIAHS BSc in Optometry

BSc in Optometry

Academic Focus

Optometrists are eye care professionals dealing with vision care. The course curriculum trains the students in human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and physical and geometric optics, instrumentation related to optometry, occupational and dispensing optometry and systemic and ocular diseases and optics.

Career Scope

Optometry is an autonomous, primary health care profession which is concerned with vision care. They determine refractive error and prescribe appropriate corrections. They also are involved with diagnosis and management of several ocular problems. Optometrist can either practice independently or work with an ophthalmologist in clinics and hospitals. They can also work at optical establishments.

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Duration : 4 years including 1 year of Internship

Eligibility : Student must have obtained 50% aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics in the higher secondary Examination that is equivalent to 10+2. Candidates who have completed their 2/3 years of diploma in optometry can take admission directly in the second year of B.Sc Optometry.

First Year

Main Subjects

  1. Basic Biochemistry
  2. Ocular Biochemistry and Nutrition
  3. General Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Physical and Principles of Lighting
  6. Geometric Optics

Subsidiary Subjects

  1. English
  2. Computer basics
  3. Computer programming
  4. Mathematics
  5. Basic Accounts

Second Year

Main Subjects

  1. Optometric Optics
  2. Visual Optics
  3. CEVS & Optometric instruments
  4. Microbiology
  5. Pathology
  6. Pharmacology

Subsidiary Subjects

  1. Medical Psychology
  2. Communications & Public relations

Third Year

Main Subjects

  1. Low Vision Aids & Geriatric Optometry
  2. Contact Lens
  3. Systemic diseases
  4. Ocular diseases
  5. Dispe
  6. nsing Optometry
  7. Occupational Optometry
  8. Pediatric Optometry, Binocular vision & Advances in Optometry

Subsidiary Subjects

  1. Practice management
  2. Law & Optometry
  3. Public health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Mission

Our mission is to make a difference in the society, and the field of paramedical in particular, through:

  • Creating a culture of excellence
  • Progressive in providing holistic health care service to all
  • Ensure global standards in paramedical education
  • Create & foster a centre of excellence for paramedical professionals
  • Bridging the gap between theory & practical
  • Better pedagogy & learning
  • Superior practical exposure
  • Dedicated teaching support