Admission seats available in 3rd semester B.Optom program
Why do Bachelor’s in Optometry?
The optometrist will have two entry levels Both Diploma and Degree and the proposed career progression for Ophthalmic Assistants, for a diploma holder. Understanding the situation, the diploma is encouraged to upgrade to degree through lateral entry courses. Considering Diploma in optometry, government as well as the profession or board, both aim to phase out diploma by 2020. It will aim to promote bachelor and master’s degree after that. At Ansal we follow the ministry of health guidelines and the curriculum and other guidelines are followed as it is. The lateral entry suggested is also in the 3rd semester to balance the gaps in diploma programs such that it prepares you best for future regulation. The program has equal weightage to clinical and theoretical base. The campus centre of excellence in various specializations like Cornea, Glaucoma, Low vision and Retina the student will train in various specialized subjects. Students will have a weekly rotation posting at the hospitals and the clinical work will be weekly monitored. Eligibility: Diploma in Optometry from recognized university
Optometrist will work independently or in conjunction with other eye/health care professionals.
The optometrist will be knowledgeable, skilful and analytical in diagnosis, treatment planning, management of visual defects & impairments and in co-managements of ocular conditions.
The optometrist can work in hospitals (both private and public sectors), optical outlets and/or work as independent practitioner
The course will lead to a basic degree in optometry, which is considered as the minimum essential for statutory registration of optometrists in countries where optometry has been brought under legislation.
Undertake public health optometry projects and vision screening eye camps in schools, colleges, urban slums, rural areas and practice occupational Optometry in industries.
Public education on ocular hygiene and related nutritional and environmental counselling.
Offer a helping hand and or efficiently manage and successfully run any ophthalmic clinic, optometry department in hospitals, optical shops, and offer product expertise in ophthalmic industry & trade.
Based on merit generated on the basis of marks in XII Std. Science / Equivalent Examination followed by written Screening test and personal interview