What You Will Learn

Diploma in Optometry is being phased out in India. The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University has stopped Diploma in Optometry admissions from 2020. Diploma in optometry holders from a recognized university may join B.Optom as lateral entry candidates, directly in to the second year. In B.Optom they will learn specialized topics like specialty contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, optometric optics, specialized dispensing, research methodology, paediatric optometry, geriatric optometry, occupational optometry, binocular vision and vision therapy.

Total number of seats – subject to availability

Total number of seats – subject to availability

Duration – 2 years + 1 year internship

Duration – 2 years + 1 year internship

Course Outline

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

Upgrading from diploma to B.Optom throws open interesting possibilities like:

  • 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 counselling 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 counselling in nutritional related and environmental awareness.
  • Pursue higher education in India and abroad.
  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 Vasan Eye Care Hospital branches as rotational postings under the guidance of senior ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research
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In my four years college life learned a lot, had different exposure, Really want to thank all my faculties and friends, happy to say that I had  wonderful experience in VIOR

Sureandhiran R

I am extremely fortunate to complete my four years of undergraduate in Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and research through which I gained abundance of knowledge in the field of optometry with hands-on practice in the clinical laboratories. I am immensely grateful to my mentors for inspiring and guiding me for what I am today.

Celestin Prabha Arokiasamy

It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my graduation in VIOR. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the impeccable faculty, who are extremely helpful & supportive throughout the professional career.

R. Sai Kusumanjali