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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

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


One year Internship with leading optometry organisations at various locations in India

Campus Recruitment

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


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

Bachelor of Optometry

At Chitkara School of Health Sciences, we are passionate about Optometry and pride ourselves on our friendly, supportive and stimulating learning environment. Our Bachelor of Optometry program is a full-time degree program delivered in collaboration with Lenskart, the leading company in Eye care service industry in the country. The dynamic 4-year program encompasses 3 years of intensive teaching and practicals at Chitkara University followed by 1 year of internship and hands on learning with a stipend at Lenskart retail stores & clinical network and eye Hospitals across the country. At the end of the internship, students will have priority placement with Lenskart.

With the coming together of Chitkara University and Lenskart, students can expect a premium grade education. The optometry students will be groomed and trained by optometry experts, specialised in different areas to meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum. Our students greatly benefit from hands-on experience, support from our internationally renowned academic staff, an industry led curriculum, and our purpose built facilities. This course prepares you to work as an optometrist, making a real difference to the lives of people who suffer from vision impairment and sight loss. You will be trained to understand the science behind diseases of the eye, its diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation as appropriate. In addition, the students will be grounded in fundamental subjects like ocular anatomy, ocular diseases, neurophysiology of visual system, general anatomy, etc. The Bachelor of Optometry will thus help the students gain an edge in making a career in one of the most important and fastest-growing fields.

Program Highlights

Pursue the unique 4-Year Bachelor of Optometry program at Chitkara University and get highly specialised industry informed training to explore unlimited career choices and the entrepreneurial landscape in the fast growing field of Optometry.

  • Centre for Sight
    Centre for Sight

    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

    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.

  • Optometry

    Emphasis on Practical Experience

    Design and development in Optometry industry requires 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 a paid internship at Lenskart retail stores and other leading optometry organisations.

You can explore career opportunities as:

  • Optometrist
  • Vision Consultant
  • Industrial Optometrist
  • Teacher/Academician
  • Optician
  • Vision Care Associate
  • Trainee Optometrist
  • Optometry Researcher

Be a part of India’s top rated university

Top Campus Recruiters

Our exceptionally qualified faculty, pass on to our students their expertise across the full spectrum of the Optometry field making them a coveted asset to the industry.

  • 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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