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Master's Degree in Optometry

affiliated to MAKAUT, Govt. of WB (formally known as WBUT)

What is Optometry?

Optometry is an independent profession in eye care. Its practice includes a complete examination of the visual system for the estimation of refractive errors.It also covers the manufacturing, supply and fitting of spectacles, contact lenses and other optical aids. The day-to-day activities of an optometrist comprise Case Histories, Refraction, Testing the Front and Back of the Eye, Colour Vision, Eye Pressure etc.

An optometrist can also conduct special clinics on Contact Lens, Paediatric and Public Health Optometry.

What do you learn in this course?

Some subjects that are taught in M.Optm course are Applied Optometric Optics, Advanced ophthalmic diagnostic procedures & instrumentation, Epidemiology and Community optometry , Research Methodology & Biostatistics, Business aspects in optometry, Applied clinical optometry , Advanced contact lens practice, Geriatric optometry & Low vision rehabilitation, Ocular diseases & Therapeutics, Paediatric Optometry and binocular Vision, Recent advances in Optometry, Occupational optometry etc.

What will be your work prospects after the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be a primary health care professional, institutionally educated and clinically trained in the science of optometry. You can independently practice the profession or seek employment in an optometry clinic, optical establishment, with an ophthalmic surgeon or in an eye hospital. Employment opportunities are also open in various multinational companies in their divisions such as Marketing, R&D etc. You will also be able to teach in a school/college of optometry, pursue higher education or take up further research in the ophthalmic field.

What is the duration of the course?

Master's Degree in Optometry is a 2-year, full-time post graduation course. The course is divided into 4 semesters. There is also sufficient emphasis on field projects for building practical experience.

What is the eligibility for the course?

Any student who has passed Bachelor's Degree in Optometry is eligible for admission.

What is the admission procedure?

Admissions are as per the norms laid down by MAKAUT / Management of George Group of Colleges

What are the fees for the course?

Fees for the course comprise:

Admission Fees
(one-time)
Tuition Fees
(per semester)
Caution Deposit
(one-time)
Forms &
Prospectus
Rs. 8,000/- Rs. 45,000/- Rs. 8,000/- Rs. 300/-

(Caution deposit is refundable after completion of the course).

Where can you Study the course?

You can study this course at:

George College of Management & Science

Budge Budge Trunk Road, Chalkmir, Maheshtala
Kolkata - 700141.
Helpline - 033 4181 6622 / 6633
Mobile - 9874211112

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