What You Will Learn

Optometrists examine a patient’s eyes for any defects in vision and for any other eye diseases. This B.Optom course prepares the students to diagnose and treat primary eye diseases and injuries. Apart from this, they will be able to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and other devices to enhance vision. Based on the patient’s needs and diagnosis, they can prescribe spectacles and other appropriate therapies. Optometrists, as part of a healthcare team, work with doctors and other medical professionals to coordinate eye and vision care.

Total number of seats – 20

Total number of seats – 20

Duration – 3 years + 1 year internship

Duration – 3 years + 1 year internship

Course Outline

Affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

Optometrists are highly in demand because they can practice on their own or with other eye care professionals, or be engaged in research or teaching. The profession of optometry throws open interesting possibilities like:

  • Correction of refractive errors of the eye and prescription of glasses.
  • Designing and fitting of contact lenses, prosthetic eyes and low vision aids.
  • Evaluation of the health status of the eye and referring patients to ophthalmologists at the right stage.
  • Detection of eye diseases like cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy etc.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ocular malfunction.
  • Practice public health optometry in schools, colleges, low income and rural areas.
  • Practice occupational optometry in industries.
  • Conduct optometric counseling for patients with poor sight, colour blindness, hereditary vision defects etc.
  • Conduct vision rehabilitation and follow-up work of discharged patients.
  • Participate in public education on ocular hygiene and provide counseling in nutritional related and environmental awareness.
  • Pursue higher education in India and abroad.
  1. General Anatomy, General Physiology.
  2. Ocular Anatomy and Ocular Physiology.
  3. Physical and Geometrical Optics.
  4. Basic Biochemistry & Nutrition.
  5. English.
  6. Computer Science.
  7. Principles of Lighting.
  1. Ocular Diseases.
  2. Visual Optics.
  3. Optometric Instruments & Optometric Optics I.
  4. Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology.
  5. Clinical Examination of Visual System.
  6. Clinics.
  1. Optometric Optics II and Dispensing Optics.
  2. Orthoptics.
  3. Low Vision Aids and Contact Lens.
  4. Paediatric Optometry and Geriatric Optometry.
  5. Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  6. Community Optometry, Public Health and Occupational Optometry.
  7. Clinics and Special Clinics.
  8. Project and Paper Presentation.

Internship in leading eye care hospitals as rotational postings under the guidance of senior ophthalmologists and optometrists.

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VIOR has given me a great opportunity for gaining knowledge in Optometry. “This is what is given in the book” is not the type of teaching happened there. It’s beyond the book, added to the experiences of the faculties.

Krishnaveni N

I can confidently say that ” Vasan Institute ” gave me all of the tools to succeed in life. My mentors included exceptional attending, who pushed me and allowed me to grow as an optometrist. VIOR strives to mould its students into the high calibre and well-rounded clinicians, who can deal with the most complex of patients. A sound institute will have to concentrate on theoretical and as well practical. I am sure this institute is one among the best.


A good institute, good training towards practical knowledge, guidance in UG project. Proper support for students to build their knowledge…College is the best place to enjoy life happily. Nothing else can beat that

Sabarinathan A