What You Will Learn

Undergraduate optometrists are introduced to new and more precise techniques into the investigation and correction of vision treatment of the individual patient and ensuring the availability and use of resources of optometry in day–to–day practice. At the end of the course the student would have an in-depth knowledge in the field of optometry with an understanding about the different specialties. The students do a research project in the second year under the guidance of qualified and experienced faculty.

Total number of seats – 15

Total number of seats – 15

Duration – 2 years

Duration – 2 years

Stipend provided based on proficiency assessment

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 PhD in India and abroad.
  • Research and Development.
  • Be a trainer in eyewear company.
  • Lecturer in optometry colleges.
  • Clinical advisor in optometry instrumentation companies.
  1. Principles of Epidemiology, Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Medical Ethics
  2. Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics – I
  3. Advanced Contact Lenses – I
  4. Paediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision
  5. Low Vision Care and Geriatric Optometry
  6. Clinics (General)

  1. Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics – II
  2. Advanced Contact Lenses – II
  3. Low Vision Care and Rehabilitation
  4. Vision Therapy
  5. Sports Vision and Occupational Optometry
  6. Epidemiology and Community Eye Care
  7. Project

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Vasan institute of Ophthalmology and Research has provided a great platform to me – personally and professionally. The knowledge that I acquired had motivated me to bloom up. This privileged institute has helped me celebrate success and rebound to greater heights. Big thanks to everyone at VIOR

Michael Antony Ziyon Pearl.G

My four years at Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research have been excellent and memories to cherish for lifetime and value added to me and I am thankful to all the faculties. It gave me an opportunity to meet different kinds of people and learn a number of things.

Shekinah Evanjaline

My undergraduate at Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research has helped me to explore the ocean of Optometry. The institute also provided hands on experience with state of the art clinical laboratories that broaden my horizon. My sincere gratitude to my mentors for moulding me for what I am today!!!

Harini Indusekar