Bachelor of Optometry

Stream Medical
Course Type Degree
Duration 4 Years

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.

Year I

Subjects of Study

Human Biology

Basic  Biochemistry

Physical Optics and Practical of Lighting Geometrical Optics &Dispensing Optics l

Eye Anatomy & Physiology

Basic Ocular Pharmacology, Pathology & Microbiology

Ophthalmic Optics

Computer Fundamentals

Year II

Visual Optics

Dispensing Optics II

Ophthalmic Instruments

Ocular Disease 

Optics & Refraction 

Optometric Optics LVA

Optometry Investigation

Hospital Procedures & Psychology

Year III

Contact Lens I

Binocular Vision Ocular Motility

Systemic Disease and Eye

Major Eye Disease

Nutrition & Eye

Public Health & Community

Contact Lenses II

Advanced Orthotics

Applied and Clinical Optometry

Basic accountancy, Public Relation and Law

Bachelor of Optometry Employment Areas

Medical Organization


Medical Centres

Optical Manufacturing Industry

Army and Public Health Bodies

Bachelor of Optometry Job Types


Technical Officer


Medical Officer

Clinical Trail Research Intelligence

Medical Coder


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