- Many institutes have 10th passed as their minimum qualification. For 10th passed students. The course duration is 3 years.
- However, there are some institutes that give preference to 10+2 passed students in Science stream with subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For 10+2 students, course duration is 2 years.
Most institutes follow direct based admission process. Interested candidates are required to fill the application form. Seats will be allotted only to the deserving candidates depending upon intake capacity of the institute and marks scored by them in the board examination.
To get a better idea about the course structure, some of the important subjects present in the Diploma Ophthalmic Technology course are mentioned below. Candidates should note that only the important subjects have been listed.
Basic Physics of Light
Basic Human Sciences
Ocular Diseases and Conditions
Diploma Ophthalmic Technology is a 2 year course design to train the students on various aspects of ophthalmic problems, their cure and their proper solution. They are provided with theoretical and practical knowledge and their end term result is based on the performance in both the theory and practical equally.
Career prospects and job opportunities
There are several career options for those who complete Diploma Ophthalmic Technology degree. Employment can be found in sectors eye hospitals undertaken by state and central government. In addition, they also have opportunities available in NGOs, private eye clinics, private eye hospitals, charitable hospitals and missionary hospitals run by railways and defense.
Ophthalmic Technology diploma holders are capable of testing / examining patients, prescribing and dispensing contact lenses and spectacles and carry on optometric practices. Using these skills, Ophthalmic Technology professionals may find work at eye care hospitals (where they may work under eye doctor), nursing homes, optical shops, unit manufacturing optometry equipment and testing labs and unit manufacturing lenses and optical aids.
There are renowned companies as well as scope of self employment. Those who have relevant experience of at least 4- 5 years in ophthalmology can start their own private eye clinic. Some of the well known job profiles available to them are Ophthalmic Assistant, Optometry Assistant, Ophthalmic Nurse and Lab Assistant. The income is fairly good in this sector.
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