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About Optometry
Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
Optometrists offers counseling services on preventive care and vision care and collaborate with other health discipline including Ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and other health science.
Optometry is an independent profession in eye care. Its practice includes a complete examination of the visual system required for the estimation of refractive errors. It also covers the fitting, manufacturing and supplying of spectacles, contact lenses and all other optical aids.
What is
Optometry ?
1. To train optometrists to independently prescribe all types of optical corrections including spectacles, contact lenses, low vision aids,
    vision therapy eye exercises.
2. To train optometrists to independently perform the tasks of routine clinical eye examination including refraction, to detect any
    pathological disorders of the eye and system.

3. To train optometry graduates who will be able to teach optometry at a school/college of optometry, take up further education and
    to research in ophthalmic field.
4. To prepare a cadre of optometrists as primary eye care professionals by institutional education and clinical training They can
    independently practice the profession and science of optometry in an optometry clinic, optical establishment or an eye hospital along with other medical
    professionals including ophthalmic surgeons.
5. To be able to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic industry as a whole.

It is challenging and satisfying. It is not very popular but very much in demand. There is dearth of Optometrists in India. Optometry is a profession that serves the society, commands respect and at the same time is financially rewarding.
Job Profile
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Optometry Program Highlights
Career Opportunities

Optometry is the only profession that offers many career options.

An optometrist can choose to work in the following areas:

1. Consultant Optometrist in Optical Outlets
2. Public Health and Community Eye Care
3. Research and Development, as eye care is a rapidly developing field
4. Practice independently
5. Teaching in Schools and Colleges of Optometry
6. Professional Services in Multinational Companies that make contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses, eye medications. This is particularly
for people with an aptitude for corporate work.
7. Work in Eye Hospitals as a Consultant Optometrist with Ophthalmologists.
8. Besides working in India, multiple opportunities are available for those who are interested in working overseas.
About Optometry
Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
Optometrists offers counseling services on preventive care and vision care and collaborate with other health discipline including Ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and other health science.
Optometry is an independent profession in eye care. Its practice includes a complete examination of the visual system required for the estimation of refractive errors. It also covers the fitting, manufacturing and supplying of spectacles, contact lenses and all other optical aids.
What is
Optometry ?
5. To be able to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic industry as a whole.

It is challenging and satisfying. It is not very popular but very much in demand. There is dearth of Optometrists in India. Optometry is a profession that serves the society, commands respect and at the same time is financially rewarding.
Job Profile
Career Opportunities

Optometry is the only profession that offers many career options.

An optometrist can choose to work in the following areas:

1. Consultant Optometrist in Optical Outlets
2. Public Health and Community Eye Care
3. Research and Development, as eye care is a rapidly developing field
4. Practice independently
5. Teaching in Schools and Colleges of Optometry
6. Professional Services in Multinational Companies that make contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses, eye
   medications. This is particularly for people with an aptitude for corporate work.
7. Work in Eye Hospitals as a Consultant Optometrist with Ophthalmologists.
8. Besides working in India, multiple opportunities are available for those who are interested in working
   overseas.
Optometry Program Highlights
1. To train optometrists to independently prescribe all types of optical corrections including
    spectacles, contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy eye exercises.
2. To train optometrists to independently perform the tasks of routine clinical eye examination
    including refraction, to detect any pathological disorders of the eye and system.

3. To train optometry graduates who will be able to teach optometry at a school/college of
    optometry, take up further education and to research in ophthalmic field.
4. To prepare a cadre of optometrists as primary eye care professionals by institutional education and clinical training They can independently practice the profession and science of optometry in an optometry clinic, optical establishment or an eye hospital along with other medical professionals including ophthalmic surgeons.
Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
Optometrists offers counseling services on preventive care and vision care and collaborate with other health discipline including Ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and other health science.
Optometry is an independent profession in eye care. Its practice includes a complete examination of the visual system required for the estimation of refractive errors. It also covers the fitting, manufacturing and supplying of spectacles, contact lenses and all other optical aids.
What is
Optometry ?
Job Profile
Optometry Program Highlights
About Optometry
1. To train optometrists
    to independently
    prescribe all types of
    optical corrections
    including spectacles,
    contact lenses, low
    vision aids, vision
    therapy eye exercises.
2. To train optometrists to independently perform the
    tasks of routine clinical eye examination including
    refraction, to detect any pathological disorders of
    the eye and system.

3. To train optometry graduates who will be able to
    teach optometry at a school/college of optometry,
    take up further education and to research in
    ophthalmic field.
4. To prepare a cadre of optometrists as primary
    eye care professionals by institutional education
    and clinical training They can independently
    practice the profession and science of optometry
    in an optometry clinic, optical establishment or
    an eye hospital along with other medical
    professionals including ophthalmic surgeons.

5. To be able to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic
    industry as a whole.

It is challenging and satisfying. It is not very popular but very much in demand. There is dearth of Optometrists in India. Optometry is a profession that serves the society, commands respect and at the same time is financially rewarding.
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