Optometry is health care profession concerned with eye and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems & vision information processing in humans. Optometrists are primary care providers for thediagnosis, management and treatment of the eye diseases & refractive disorders. Optometrists examine and diagnose many ocular disorders, as well as Refractive conditions and manage by prescribing optical aids such as glasses, contact lenses & other remedial aids.
They can also specialize in the field of contact lens, orthoptics, low vision aids, sports vision, pediatric optometry,behavior optometry, public health etc.
Optometry is the art and science of vision and Eye Care. It is the profession of examination of the eyes, to diagnose optical, neurological, development and pathological anomalies and treatment by lenses and other remedial aids to improve maximum efficiency of vision.
A person licensed or registered to practice optometry. Optometrists are health care professionals who specialize in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the visual system.
They prescribe the lenses, contact lenses, visual aids or therapy and other remedial aids to achieve maximum vision and also refer the patients to appropriate health care professionals, if required.
Affiliated: MAKAUT formely known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT)
Duration: 4 years. (8 semester) Full Time.
Eligibility: (10+2) Passed
Subject to Study
Anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, physical optics, Geo-metrical optics, English, ocular disease and instrument, environment and ecology, behavioral optometry clinical refraction, ophthalmic instrument, visual optics, visual aids, computer application, lens and instrumentation, clinical optometry, binocular vision, orthoptics, bio statistics, professional practice management ,public health and community optometry.
Scope of higher education
- Master degree in Optometry (M.OPTM)/ Mph.
- M.PHIL (Optometry)/ Mph.
- C. Fellowship (Optometrical Branches)
Branches of optometry
- Contact Lense
- Low Visual Aids
- Sports Vision
- Pediatric Optometry
- Geriatric Optometry
- Ocular disease Diagnosis and Management/Reference
- Optical Dispensing
- Industrial/Environmental/Occupational Optometry