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2-YEAR MASTER OF CLINICAL OPTOMETRY
in collaboration with
SANKARA EYE CARE / Lotus Eye Hospital

A higher professional degree in optometry equips students to offer specialist advice on eyecare and provide timely diagnostic intervention. Sound training in optometry also enables professionals to specialize in the fields of low vision, advanced contact lenses, binocular vision, vision therapy, rehabilitation, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and behavioural optometry. This program offers students great advantages in terms of hands-on exposure and rigorous theoretical training. In a nutshell, a career in optometry offers personal growth, unlimited opportunity, respect in society, contribution to the community for improving healthcare and, therefore, the quality of life, job flexibility, and financial success.

Program Overview

The students will attend lectures at the Chitkara University (CU) campus and the clinical component of the course would be conducted in the industry partner. This would provide an opportunity to optometrists who are employed to further their education as there will be clinical modules every semester.

Two Year Master of Clinical Optometry Program of Chitkara School of Health Sciences

Chitkara School of Health Sciences has a Master of Clinical Optometry with a unique curriculum developed to suit the needs of professional growth and development of Optometrists as well as the rapidly evolving profession of Optometry

The clinical optometry curriculum spread over as a 4 semesters with 25 credit points. The program includes didactic lectures, clinical practice as well as research

It is a two year full time program, designed with a unique approach to offer an optimal balance of a full time program with course work on campus with a flexibility to take up clinical practice and research in state of art eye hospitals in India. Chitkara University has collaborated with two industry partners Sankara Group of Eye Care institutions and Lotus Eye Hospital. These two industry partners value add to the program by opening 12 different locations for the graduate students to pursue their clinical work.

Course Description

The Course is designed for optometrists to upgrade their clinical knowledge in ocular disease and diagnostics and hone their core optometry competencies like contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision care. The course also requires a research project to be undertaken during the two years, which gives them an edge if one chooses to take the academic path or research and move on to doing a PhD program. It also value adds to evidence- based clinical practice

Eligibility

Eligibility to apply for the program is completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Optometry B.Optom/B.Sc Optometry program. Admissions are finalized with following an online entrance test and research protocol presentation. (Guidelines can be downloaded)

Delivery Mode

All didactic lectures will be on Chitkara University campus, theory and hands on training. Clinical practice and research could be done at any of the 12 centers of Sankara eye care institutions or Lotus Eye Hospital.

Industry Partnership

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based upon written test, presentation on research topic and interview.

  • Written test
    Written test will be of 100 marks, comprises of two sections –
    Syllabus for MCQ
    Section – ‘A’
    Basics of Research Methodology
    Human Anatomy and Physiology
    Section – ‘B’
    Contact Lens, Binocular Vision
    Ocular Disease, Dispensing Optometry
    Low Vision , Ocular Diagnostics

  • Presentation on any project idea of student’s choice Click here
  • Presentation will be followed by viva and personal interview
How to Register

Download Registration form from www.chitkara.edu.in and submit it to CSHS along the registration fee of 1100/- The Registration fee can be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Chitkara University” payable at Chandigarh.

Date of Entrance Exam: 22nd June, 2018
Venue of Entrance Exam: Jaipur, Nepal, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Bangalore
Last Date of Registration: 15th June, 2018

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