Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility for B.Optom course is +2 with biology or pure science

Eligibility for M.Optom is 4 year full time degree in optometry from any recognized university.

Optometrist is an eye care professional who can diagnose eye conditions, give glass prescriptions, manage with non-surgical therapies etc.

An ophthalmologist is an eye surgeon, who specializes in eye after finishing MBBS.

No. Only ophthalmologists do eye surgeries.

No, an eye doctor has to do MBBS and then postgraduation in ophthalmology

Yes, every year leading companies like B+L, Titan, Lenskart conduct placement drives in VIOR

Our centers have well-furnished and updated libraries that have the required books

Internship will be in leading eye hospitals in rotational postings

Students of VIOR get clinical exposure from the first year of study in our refraction lab and various community eye care activities

No, NEET is not required for optometry courses

Students may apply for educational loan with their banks. We will provide the required documents – affiliation order from the university, bona fide and a fee statement

All of our centers are in main areas, and many private hostel options are available nearby

No. There is no uniform. However, a formal dress code is required.

We support our students by giving necessary documents to apply for government and other private scholarships

Optometrists have the following options

  1. Set up a private practice
  2. Work in a hospital
  3. Optical shop
  4. Teaching
  5. Research
  6. Corporate sector

No, optometry is a health care profession and deals directly with patients. All our courses are offered as full-time courses with clinical exposure.

For graduates interested in higher studies there is clinical based M.Optom or research based PhD options available in India and abroad

No, at the moment no registration is required to start optometry private practice in India.

Yes, the courses are from the state government’s medical university, the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, and are widely recognized.


In my journey towards the bachelor degree, VIOR had made a strong recognition wherever I have been to. Words are not enough to sum up my experience but it was the right decision of my life  to choose optometry here! I am very grateful to all the lecturers who have been our mentors not only through the course but for life! The most unique part of VIOR according to me is the practical guidance which a thousand books can’t replace!

Krithika, B.Sc Optometry

“Whenever I knocked the door with any kind of idea, there were set of hands always ready to guide me. The huge collection of books and the best journals in the library helped me to extend my knowledge in the field of optometry. Postings in the hospital, even in specialities from the first year of my bachelor’s program gave me the confidence in handling patients. I have been encouraged right from the beginning by my distinguished faculty at VIOR. If anyone is interested to learn, then VIOR would be the best choice that we could choose.”


I am very grateful for the opportunity Vasan institute of ophthalmology and research has given me to discover my knowledge, hidden skills and gain experience. I am happy and my dream has come true of being an optometrist..