in Optometry

Diploma in Optometry is a 2-year health profession that is the study of the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes, particularly visual and optical symptoms, refractive problems, and their correction with lenses and other optical aids. This program also includes studies in vision screening (eye testing), visual problem diagnosis, orthopedics and vision training, optometrist counseling of patients with partial sight, color blindness, and hereditary vision defects, and the design and fitting of spectacles, contact lenses, and low vision aids. The Diploma students learn basic biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences, particularly those related to vision and the eye. Applicants are then permitted to work in vision care hospitals as part of a team with other ophthalmologists and optometrists to help prevent blindness.


Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics in their (10+2) grade from a recognized board of education. Candidates who will be taking the (10+2) examination in 2024 are also eligible to apply.

Course Duration

2 Years

Job Profiles

after Diploma in Optometry

  • Optometrist
  • Vision Therapist
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
  • Optometry Clinic Manager
  • Vision Science Researcher
  • Eye Care Consultant

Average Salary Package

2 LPA - 5 LPA

Employment Areas

Academic Institutes | Optical Manufacturing Industry | Public Health Centres | Defence Services | Eye Care Centres | Government Hospitals

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