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Bachelor of Optometry and Ophthalmic Technology

 

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The scope of Optometry includes the detection of common eye diseases, the management of binocular vision problems such as squints and lazy eyes and the prescription of spectacles and contact lenses. The Bachelor degree in Optometry is a programme that aims to produce professionally competent optometrists serving as primary eye care health practitioners. NIMS University is one for the few premium institutions in India that offers a Bachelor degree in Optometry and Ophthalmic.
Program Code best BOOT BOOT lateral entry BOOT(LE)
Duration Min. Duration 4 Years 3 Years
Max. Duration 6 Years 4 Years
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 with PCB/PCM DOOT

Applicable January 2014 onwards (for earlier batches please refer to the Syllabus Tab)

YEAR I

Course Code Course Title Theory/Practical Continuous Assessment (Internals) Credits
OPH14103 Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry 70 30 5
OPH14104 Ocular Pathology and Microbiology 70 30 4
OPH14105 Physical and Visual Optics 70 30 5
ANT14105 Human Anatomy and Physiology 70 30 4
CSC14105 Fundamentals of Computer Science 70 30 4
ENG14102 Communication for Professionals 70 30 4
OPH14104P Ocular Pathology and Microbiology (P) 35 15 2
OPH14105P Physical and Visual Optics (P) 35 15 2
ANT14105P Human Anatomy and Physiology (P) 35 15 2
TOTAL 750 32

YEAR II

Course Code Course Title Theory/Practical Continuous Assessment (Internals) Credits
BOX14201 Biostatistics and Occupational Optometry 70 30 4
OPH14203 Contact Lenses and Clinical Refraction 70 30 5
OPH14204 Ocular Diseases and Pharmacology 70 30 4
OPH14205 Optoelectronics 70 30 5
OPH14206 Mathematical Analysis and Geometric Optics 70 30 4
OPH14207 Optometric Instruments 70 30 4
OPH14203P Contact Lenses and Clinical Refraction (P) 35 15 2
OPH14206P Mathematical Analysis and Geometric Optics (P) 35 15 2
OPH14207P Optometric Instruments (P) 35 15 2
TOTAL 750 32

YEAR III

Course Code Course Title Theory/Practical Continuous Assessment (Internals) Credits
OPH14306 Clinical Investigative Optometry 70 30 5
OPH14307 Advanced Contact Lenses and Low Vision Aids 70 30 5
OPH14308 Community Optometry and Eye Banking 70 30 4
OPH14309 Geriatric and Pediatric Optometry 70 30 4
OPH14310 Clinical and Advanced Orthoptics 70 30 4
OPH14306P Clinical Investigative Optometry (P) 35 15 2
OPH14307P Advanced Contact Lenses and Low Vision Aids (P) 35 15 2
OPH14309P Geriatric and Pediatric Optometry (P) 35 15 2
OPH14310P Clinical and Advanced Orthoptics (P) 35 15 2
TRN14301 Hospital Training 100 2
TOTAL 800 32

YEAR IV

Course Code Course Title Theory/Practical Viva Voce Credits
CST14401 Ophthalmic Case Studies 100 50 6
RPT14401 Optometry Reflective Report 100 50 6

After the completion of BOOT, you will find a challenging career opportunities with Optician shops, eye doctors, and Contact Lens companies, Ophthalmic lens industry and hospital eye departments. A technician can work for eye testing, Contact lenses, squint exercises, etc. You can start your own eye clinic, Optical shop, lens manufacturing unit. You can also get job opportunities with Optician shops and hospitals in India and abroad.

Common job profiles of students after completing BOOT include:

Optometry Technicians, Ophthalmic Assistants and Ophthalmic Nurses.

 

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