“Optometry is the healthcare profession of measuring vision, prescribes and fit lenses to improve vision, and detecting & treat various eye diseases”
Optometrist is the independent primary health care provider who specializes in eye care and visual health. An Optometrist is medical professionals, but not physicians. They focus on regular vision care and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. Optometrist examines the internal and external structure of the eyes.
Optometrists work in high street practice or hospital eye clinics, where they prescribe and dispense spectacles and contact lenses, and low vision aids; treat problems with binocular vision; and increasingly work alongside ophthalmologists to monitor the treatment of ocular disease. Until recently, the optometrist’s formal responsibility was to recognize and refer abnormality, stopping short of diagnosis and management. In the last few years, however, there has been a steady increase in optometrists being involved in the primary care of patients with diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma. This has given rise to more emphasis on the study and management of these conditions.A career in optometry offers a high salary, job stability, tremendous potential for development and a decent work environment.
Courses & Duration
An-noor eye hospital offers Diploma in Optometry course for your bright career since 2016, it is run by BSS( National Development Agency, Promoted by Government of India).
The duration of these courses is 2 years, the student has successfully completed H.S.C./10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics.
Clinical/Diagnostics:The Fellow will be trained in the use of
- Auto Refractometer
- Subjective Refraction
Visual Field Analyser
- FFA (Fundus Fluorescein angiography)
- OCT (Optical coherence tomography)
- Social Awareness Activity