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, Pediatric and Public Health Optometry
Some subjects which are taught in B.Optm course are Human Biology, Basic Biochemistry, Physical Optics and Practical of Lighting, Geometrical Optics & Dispensing Optics I, Eye Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Ocular Pharmacology, Pathology & Microbiology, Ophthalmic Optics, Computer Fundamentals Visual Optics, Dispensing Optics II, Ophthalmic Instruments, Ocular Disease, Optics & Refraction, Optometric Optics LVA, Optometry Investigation, Hospital Procedures & Psychology, Contact Lens I, Binocular Vision Ocular Motality, Systemic Disease and Eye, Major Eye Disease, Nutrition & Eye, Public Health & Community, Contact Lens II, Advanced Orthoptics, Applied and Clinical Optometry, Basic accountancy, Public Relations and Law etc.
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.
As per University rules Bachelor’s Degree in Optometry & Vision Science is a 4-year, full-time course including one year internship.
Any student who has passed 10+2 Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics is eligible for admission.
Admissions are as per the norms laid down by WBUT / Management of George Group of Colleges.
Fees for the course comprise:
Admission Fees (one-time) : Rs. 8,000/-
Tuition Fees (per semester): Rs. 36,000/-
Caution Deposit (one-time): Rs. 8,000/-
Forms & Prospectus: Rs. 300/-
(Caution Deposit refundable after completion of the course).
You can study this course in:
George College of Management & Science
Budge Budge Trunk Road, Chalkmir, Maheshtala
Kolkata - 700141.
Telephone: (033) 2492 7988 / 2492 7900 / 98366 11649 / 98302 62208.