B. Optom. or Bachelor of Optometry is an undergraduate Optometry programme. Optometry is a study of human eyes and matters related to its nature and eyesight problems. The program aims at imparting skills and knowledge in the correction of refractive conditions of the eye and prescription of glasses, in designing and fitting contact lenses, aniseikonic lenses and low vision aids, in the diagnosis and orthoptic treatment of oculomotor malfunctions, in public health optometry–education on ocular hygiene and related nutritional and environmental counselling and in the visual rehabilitation and follow-up of low vision patients. The duration of the course is four years and it is career orienting in nature that opens many options after it successful completion.
Bachelor of Optometry Syllabus
Syllabus of Optometry as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
Subjects of Study
Physical Optics and Practical of Lighting Geometrical Optics &Dispensing Optics l
Eye Anatomy & Physiology
Basic Ocular Pharmacology, Pathology & Microbiology
Dispensing Optics II
Optics & Refraction
Optometric Optics LVA
Hospital Procedures & Psychology
Contact Lens I
Binocular Vision Ocular Motility
Systemic Disease and Eye
Major Eye Disease
Nutrition & Eye
Public Health & Community
Contact Lenses II
Applied and Clinical Optometry
Basic accountancy, Public Relation and Law
Bachelor of Optometry Employment Areas
Optical Manufacturing Industry
Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 course) or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR Mathematics and English.
The candidate should be over 17 yr. of age as on 31st Dec. of the year of the admission