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Monday, 28 November 2016

Optometry Course

Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures. Optometry is concerned with providing and maintaining the eyesight in good condition. Ophthalmologist prescribes the lenses and optometrist prepares the glass. The person who undergoes the course can get employment in ophthalmic industry, Eye Hospitals and Health Care Sectors. The Optometry course content include human physiology especially physiology of eyes, functional anatomy of eye, neuro physiology of eyes and principles of visual perception. Optometric examination, types of lenses, pharmacology, different ocular diseases and clinical practical sessions. 

Courses in Optometry 
B.Sc Optometry [Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics]

Post Graduate Diploma in Optometry [Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline]

M.Sc Optometry [Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Optometry]

Institutes for Optometry Course
1. Ahaliya Foundation Eye Hospital, Palakkad 
2. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi 
3. Dr. Tony’s Eye Hospital and Lasic Centre, Aluva 
4. Eye Micro Surgery and Laser Centre (IGNOU), Thiruvalla 
5. Jubilee Mission Hospital (IGNOU), Thrissur  
6. Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre (IGNOU), Angamaly 
7. Malabar Eye Hospital and Research Centre (IGNOU), Kozhikode 
8. Netra Eye Care Centre (IGNOU), Thrissur 
9. Reyhan College of Optometry. Malappuram 
10. Govt. Medical College, Thrivananthapuram

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