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Bachelor of Optometry

Get ready for a successful career as an optometrist, or set the wheels in motion for an alternative career in the optical industry or as a researcher with Chitkara University’s industry endorsed program.

Course Duration

Course Duration

4 years B.Optom (3 years study + 1-year internship)

Internship Opportunity

Internship

One year Internship with leading organisations in eye care and optometry PAN India.

Campus Recruitment

Campus Recruitment

Our placement team will mentor and work with you individually to give you the best opportunity possible

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 50% in class XII with PCM/PCB
  • Personal Interview

Bachelor of Optometry

Bachelor of Optometry

Chitkara School of Health Sciences 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 eye-care Industry.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Chitkara School of Health Sciences has offers a 4-year full-time educational program in Optometry which deals with comprehensive eye examination, clinical specialties, diagnostics, and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system.

This program is envisaged to develop and train students to perform a comprehensive eye examination and enables students to become competent in providing services as an optometrist at multi-specialty health care hospital, tertiary eye care hospital, specialty eye clinics such as contact lens clinic, binocular vision and vision therapy clinic, low vision clinic and visual rehabilitation centres. Optometrists can also serve at various multinational vision eye care companies.

During the course, students also get integrated into research program and have an opportunity to participate in various national-level community-based eye camps, eye screenings, clinical visits as well as industrial visits.

Some of the noteworthy features of Chitkara University’s Bachelor of Optometry program are:

  • Well-structured program aligned with international standards
  • Pre-Internship Clinical Training with ASCO India
  • Field visits and Eye camps
  • Clinical observership under superior supervision in premium eye care hospitals in the region
  • Journal Clubs, seminars, and webinars
  • MOOC courses
  • Multidisciplinary research

Career Prospects

  • Tertiary eye care centre
  • Specialty clinics such as LV, BV, and CL
  • Multinational vision care companies (Optical and retail industry)
  • Private Practice
  • NGOs
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Masters Program (Fellowship)

After successfully completing the Bachelor of Optometry program, students will have the opportunity to pursue a Master of Master in Optometry under the Fellowship program. While pursuing the Master’s program, they will also be eligible for a stipend of approximately Rs. 30,000 per month.

Program Highlights

Our 4-year optometry program is designed to provide you with all the theoretical, practical knowledge, and clinical skills to become competent and well-qualified optometrists. Optometrists not only dispense spectacles and contact lenses but also play a major role in diagnosing refractive error, evaluation of the anterior and posterior ocular health and provide advanced eye care facilities by screening various ocular signs which may need medical attention. Optometrist also treats the patients who have problems in the area of low vision, binocular vision, and those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, autism, and special care.

  • Transform Your Career

    Get a solid base with 3 years of intensive learning on campus and further build on this solid foundation through 1 year of internship. Throughout the course, you’ll attend small-group sessions to help you develop transferable skills to support your learning. You'll become familiar with the profession of optometry in India and abroad, enabling you to become a well-developed practitioner of the future.

  • Optometrist Chitkara University
    Optometrist Chitkara University

    Learn the most in-demand and contemporary skills

    Become an Optometrist with updated skills and knowledge about latest industry trends and technology. Gain extensive industry exposure through various sessions with experts, project work and this cutting edge industry-endorsed program. Learn in purpose-built facilities that will include bespoke optometric examination rooms, numerous dedicated specialist clinic rooms and dedicated laboratories for non-clinical practical sessions.

  • Emphasis on Practical Experience

    Design and development in Optometry industry require a perfect blend of theory, practice and research and is best learnt by doing. You’ll begin to apply your knowledge from your very first year and will spend a lot of time practicing your acquired skills. The final year of the degree will be spent undergoing an internship at reputed tertiary eyecare organisations.

In order to provide experiential learning to our students, we have tied up with various organisations like -

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Optometrists usually work in eye hospitals, clinics and optical outlets or with multinational vision care companies. You may also specialise in different types of specialty practices (Binocular Vision, Contact Lens, Low Vision). 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.

  • AIG Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Centre for Sight
  • Deloitte
  • Docplexus
  • Dr Lal Path Labs
  • Fortis
  • Health MP
  • Lenskart
  • Medanta
  • Nanavati Hospital
  • NH Hospital
  • National Health Mission
  • National Health Mission
  • Path Kind Labs
  • PWC
  • Titan Eye Plus
  • World Health Organization
  • Wockhardt
  • Zydus
  • National Health Mission

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