Bachelor of Science in Optometry or BSc optometry is an undergraduate programme which is concerned with the study related to the eyes and the related functions to it. It is a three-year programme, divided into six semesters in which one learns the basic concepts of the study of the examination, diagnosis and treatment of eyes.
One can also define it as the science of eye accessories (including lenses and spectacles) which is included with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and remove all varieties of barriers of sight which an individual may encounter. The optometrist careeris a dynamic and challenging career, which allows one to help people, achieve personal growth, society respect, job feasibility and financial success and offers virtually unlimited opportunities to grow individually.The program is visualized to develop an all-round ophthalmic workforce at the paramedical level. The training of optometry will enable a student to become a responsible person in providing service as an Optician, Optometrist, Reactionist and Ophthalmic Assistant to the society.
We here at Northern Institute of Management Studies in bachelor of optometry combine intense classroom training and industry training which helps in providing students with maximum exposure to the industry and prepares the work-force which can serve the society with their knowledge and skills. We here teach them to treat visual, optical symptoms, refractive errors and the complexities related to the eyes while using the lenses and the optical aids. Our course curriculum of optometry coursewill provide students with combined inputs that will help develop their conceptual & logical experiences, and a strong professional knowledge base, to prepare them for a shining future in the eye care sector of the Healthcare Industry. This course is important and career oriented in nature which provides widespread scopes to the candidates. The students who want to opt for the course must possess certain qualities like:
- The ability to deal tactfully with patients
- Managerial skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal with other professionals in the field
- Work ethics characterized by dedication and persistence.
- Students who have passed 10+2 or senior secondary examination with at least 45%(40% SC/ST ) can joinbachelor of optometry.
- The students need to qualify the written examination and personal interview conducted by the institute.
- The selection will be based on merit.
Completing a bachelor of optometry one can get an opportunity to work in both the public and private sector. Students after completing optometry course can work in various sectors. The various fields in which one can work are:
- Contact Lens and Ophthalmic Lens Industry
- Eye Clinics
- Eye Doctors
- Health Consultants
- Hospital Eye Departments
- Lens Manufacturing Units
- Multinational Companies manufacturing the Eye Care Units
- Professional Service Executives
- Occupational Health Sector
- Optical Shows
- Optical Showrooms
A graduate in optometrist degree has a broad spectrum of productive employability possibilities in a wide variety of industries. The program has been delivering out healthcare specialists from a long time and would continue to do so for times to come as the field is growing at a fast pace. Few job profiles on which one can work are:
- Sales Executive
- Eye Doctor
- Can Run Optical Shop
- Can start manufacturing unit for optical lenses
- Paediatric Optometrist
- Public Health optometrist
- Clinical Optometrist
- Industrial Optometrist
- Private Practitioner
Fee applicable to applicants who are selected is Rs 50,000/- annually.