[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]More than 75% of the vision/eye problems in humans are curable or even avoidable. Optometry is a fast growing healthcare profession that is concerned with the eyes as well as vision & visual systems processing in humans. An optometrist measures vision, prescribes lenses according to the requirements and fit lenses to improve vision. With increasing usage of technology and visual media, the demand for optometrists is expected to increase manifold in the coming years, making it a lucrative career option.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Shops / organizations

A trained optometrist is most likely be work in small independent optometrists or for a large national organization. They may also open their own shops. They use their knowledge of the workings of the eye, eye diseases and conditions to carry out eye examinations. They give advice on visual problems and prescribe spectacles, contact lenses and low vision aids. They are also be trained to detect eye disease and underlying health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Working in a Hospital

Optometrists may also work in hospitals or clinics where they treat those cases which require urgent attention. It’s a busy, fast paced environment and they work alongside ophthalmologists (medical doctors specializing in the eye) as part of a large team of eye-specialists.


Optometrists may start their career in research with a PhD (Doctorate) or even after masters, and carry out a program of research on chosen topic. They may undertake independent research with funding from an organization like the College of Optometrists, or work in the research department of a university or hospital.


Optometrists can also work as teachers in post-secondary education.


Optometrists can also work various companies manufacturing optical goods as consultants.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII with Science Stream with Biology Pursue B.Optom ( Bachelors in Optometry) for 4 years (3 years study + 1 year internship) Pursue M.Optom for 2 years Pursue O.D (Doctorate in Optometry) for 2 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII with Science Stream with Biology Pursue B.Sc. Optometry for 3 years Pursue M.Sc. for 2 years Pursue O.D (Doctorate in Optometry) for 2 years
Path 3
Clear Class XII with Science Stream with Biology Pursue Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance / Ophthalmic Technology for 2 years Pursue Post Graduate Diploma for 2 years OR B.Optom for 2 years (direct admission in 3rd year)

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  • Examine the vision of the patients of all ages
  • Check for near/far sightedness, eye coordination, colour differentiation or diseases like glaucoma, cataract, diabetes, etc.
  • Prescribe spectacles, contact lenses or medication when required
  • Recommend tests for accurate treatment
  • Remain updated on the recent research and discoveries
  • Communicate with empathy and care
  • Manage case histories and accounts of the patients
  • Coordinate properly with the staff members
  • Perform duties in line with the ethical standards


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