4 years(including 12 months of compulsory internship), Affiliated to Kerala University of Health sciences (KUHS).
To get admission for the programme, the candidate should have passed 10 +2 with :
Course Description and Scope
The field of optometry offers a wide range of opportunities and a promising scope for those interested in pursuing a career as an Optometrist. With the increasing demand for eye care services, Optometrists play a crucial role in providing comprehensive vision care to patients. As an Optometrist, you have the opportunity to work independently in various settings such as private practices,hospitals/clinics,optical outlets,multinational companies involved in spectacle,contact lens,ophthalmic instrumentation,public health,academic and research institutions. This diverse range of options allows you to choose the work environment that best suits your interests and professional goals.
The scope of practice for Optometrists includes conducting comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosing, managing and co managing common eye ailments.Optometrists can provide specialized services such as Pediatric or Geriatric eye care,Contact Lens care,Low vision care, Sports vision /Occupational eye care and Community Eye care.
With advancements in technology and research in the field of optometry, there are constant opportunities for professional growth and specialization. Optometrists can pursue further education or certifications to expand their knowledge and skills in areas, orthokeratology (corneal reshaping) and myopia control, ocular disease and refractive surgery co-management , research in academic institutions or multinational companies.
Overall, opting for a career as an optometrist offers a rewarding job that allow you to make positive impact on people's lives by improving their vision health. The growing demand for eye care services ensures ample job prospects with potential for personal and professional development.