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Baccalaureate in Optometry


Do you want to be an eye doctor? Do you want to be an optometrist? Then, you should do Baccalaureate in Optometry. Learn all about the course such as eligibility criteria, course duration and various career opportunities that one can get after completion of this course. Here you will get all the details pertaining to an eye doctor or eye specialist course.

Course Name: Baccalaureate in Optometry
Group:
Stream: Engineering
Course Category: General
Duration: 3 years + 1 year Clinical Experience

Course Overview

Baccalaureate in Optometry course will lead to a basic degree in optometry, which is considered as the minimum essential for statutory registration of optometrists in countries where Optometry has been brought under legislation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The basic eligibility that is required to pursue Baccalaureate in Optometry course is a pass certificate in Higher Secondary Examination or 10+2 or equivalent examination in Science stream with subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Maths from a recognized college or university.
  • An entrance examination is conducted in some institutes and colleges to provide admission to their Baccalaureate in Optometry course. Selection to these degree colleges is based on the final merit list i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exam of 10+2 and the marks of entrance examination taken together.

Course Duration

Baccalaureate in Optometry course can be completed within a span of 3 years (in some universities it is 4 years, which include one year of internship / clinical experience). This degree course provides widespread scopes to the candidates.

Baccalaureate in Optometry 2019 - 2020 Admissions/Application Enquiry

 
 
 
 
 
 

Baccalaureate in Optometry - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering Baccalaureate in Optometry course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2019 - 2020 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College NameUniversityState
Itm Institute of Health Sciences, NagpurShreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey(SNDT) Women's UniversityMaharashtra

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Who is suitable for Baccalaureate in Optometry course

  • Candidates who are self-disciplined, who have a dedication to serve others and who have the ability to deal tactfully with patients are good suit for the course.
  • Those who want to have higher degree such as Master’s degree with an aim to become lecturer or professor in colleges or universities are perfect for this course.
  • Candidates who can work for long hours, can work in a team and have managerial skills can go for this course.
  • They should have patience and coordination.

Advantages and benefits of Baccalaureate in Optometry course

  • Those who have relevant experience of at least 4-5 years in ophthalmology can start their own private clinic or optical shop.
  • The scope for optometric practice is vast in India as well as abroad. It is a challenging and dynamic career in which one can achieve personal growth. It also offers unlimited opportunities, job flexibility and financial success.
  • A student can begin his / her career in research or teaching field after completing postgraduation or Ph.D degree in any specialized field of ophthalmology.
  • After successful completion of the course, they can establish their own optical shop, eye clinic, lens manufacturing unit, etc.
  • They can get employment in sectors such as hospitals undertaken by central and state government.
  • They also have opportunities available in missionary hospitals, private hospitals, NGOs, clinics and charitable hospitals run by defense and railways.
  • Indian opthomologists are in huge demand in western countries.


Baccalaureate in Optometry Admissions for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

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