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Master of Optometry Admissions 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Master of Optometry


Are you a graduate in Optometry or in related stream? Are you willing to pursue higher education? If your answer is yes for both the question, then you can pursue the course named as -Masters of Optometry. It is one of the post graduate courses from medical stream and has good career prospects after completion.

Course Name: Master of Optometry
Group: MBBS
Stream: Healthcare & Medical Science
Course Category: Medical
Duration: 2 years

Introduction

Optometry is a branch of medical line with deals with the study about Eye and eye care and lead to the eye care professions. The course is designed to create educated, autonomous and regulated Optometrists. Candidates learn everything about eyes, their structure, functioning, disorders, etc. It includes study about refraction, visual/ ocular problems, their detection, diagnosis and rehabilitation or management using various optical devices like contact lens, spectacles and low vision devices.
These candidates get trained through this course for using various optical instruments for treating visual defects, for conducting eye tests, providing vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, etc.
Being a Masters course, it is designed to improve the knowledge of candidates about Clinical diagnosis, Vision Science, Optometric Management Practices, etc.
The course also gives an opportunity to get specialized in different areas of optometry like pediatric optometry, contact lenses, practice management, low vision, etc.



Colleges offering Master of Optometry course in India

College NameUniversityState
A.d.n. Institute of Paramedical SciencesIndira Gandhi National Open UniversityMaharashtra
D.s. Institute Of Paramedical Science & HospitalUttar Pradesh State Medical FacultyUttar Pradesh
Itm Institute of Health Sciences, NagpurShreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey(SNDT) Women's UniversityMaharashtra
School of Health SciencesChitkara UniversityPunjab

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Eligibility

A candidate holding Bachelors in Optometry (B. Optometry) degree from a recognized institute is eligible for this course. Some institutes also consider the related course for admission. The minimum qualifying marks must be equal for higher than 55% as an aggregate.

Admission Procedure

For admission, most of the institutes conducts entrance examinations. These can be national level, state level or even institute level. Candidates get call for entrance examination after submitting their duly filled application form and those who perform well get short listed for interview session and then for admission.

Duration

The duration for this course is 2 years. These 2 years are combination of both theoretical study classes and practical training sessions.

Further Study options

Candidates get trained for conducting research through this course; hence they can pursue PhD after completion of this course. PhD gives an opportunity to conduct research on the selected topic in their own field and it enhances the job prospects also.

Course Highlights

The course starts with some basic topics like General Anatomy And General Physiology, Geometrical Optics, Physical Optics and Lighting, Basic Biochemistry. Candidates also learn about Computer Science and Functional English during initial phase of the course.
Ocular Anatomy, Ocular Biochemistry, Ocular Physiology and Basic Pharmacology are specific topics for this course. Candidates also learn about Pathology and Microbiology particularly related to Optometric.
The later part of course teaches about Optometric Instrumentation, Optometric Optics, Ocular Diseases, Dispensing Optics, Clinical Examination of the Visual System, etc.

Job aspects

These candidates are ideal to work in health care sector, Eye care clinics, private and government hospital for eyes, companies dealing with optical instruments, etc.

Master of Optometry Admissions for 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

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