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Chitkara School of Health Sciences in collaboration with Sankara Eye Care has initiated a 4-Year full-time Bachelor of Optometry. The training methodology provides integrated inputs which help to develop a high degree of conceptual skills, analytical skills and quality technical knowledge base among aspirants and prepares them for a bright future in the Eyecare Industry.


Chitkara School of Health Sciences (CSHS), in collaboration with Sankara Eye Care, has introduced a 4-Year full-time program in Optometry, which deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system.

The program is envisaged to develop a multipurpose ophthalmic manpower at paramedical level. The program will enable a student to become a competent person in providing service as an Optician, Optometrist, Refraction Specialist and Ophthalmic Assistant to the community. Our training methodology will provide students with integrated inputs that will help develop their conceptual & analytical skills, and a strong technical knowledge base, in order to prepare them for a bright future in the eye care sector of the Healthcare Industry.

ABOUT Sankara

Sankara Eye Care is a group of 11 eye hospitals comprising a team of 125 doctors, 600 paramedical professionals, 275 support staff and has touched the lives of over 40 million people in these 35 plus years. Its mission towards freeing mankind of preventable and curable blindness continues to follow the divine light. The vision of Sankara was born from the need to provide quality eye care to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic, religious, linguistic and geographical backgrounds. Over the years, Sankara has become an institution that is known for affordable, super-specialty eye care, while firmly believing that increased accessibility to such services is the key to eliminating needless blindness in India. With these facilities and the best of Optometry faculties, Chitkara University and Sankara Eye Care are well-placed to provide Optometry education of the highest levels.


Optometrists usually work in eye hospitals, clinics and opticians’ outlets or with multinational vision care companies. You may also specialise in particular types of vision disorders (squints, colour blindness etc). After gaining experience in a private establishment or with a lens manufacturer, you can open your own practice. You will be surprised to know that optometry features among the top 10 income-earning professions in the US. Flexibility in practice and myriad choices in geographic location make it an excellent career choice. Following are the career paths that are available to graduates:

  • Optometrist
  • Low Vision Specialist
  • Orthoptist
  • Optician

Our 4-Year Optometry program is designed to provide you with all the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to become a qualified Optometrist. Optometrists do much more than supply spectacles and contact lenses. An optometry examination includes screening for signs of disease that may need medical attention. Optometrists may also offer specialist advice and treatment to patients having problems with low vision, binocular vision, and those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

  • 1.5-Year on Chitkara University Campus
  • 1.5-Year at Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana
  • 1-Year paid internship in Sankara Network Hospitals across the country
Eligibility & Fees
  • XII passed (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths as compulsory subjects)
  • Personal Interview
  • Rs. 50,000 will need to be paid at the end of the 1st year for the Mandatory Optometry kit.
Per Semester Rs. 57,000
ERP Fee^ Rs. 8,000

The fees for any of the above programs is subject to revision.
^ERP: Only at the time of admission

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