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Programme Level

Post Graduate

Duration

2 Years

About the programme

Optometry is an autonomous health care profession which is responsible for performing primary eye care, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

M.Optometry programme was introduced in 2020 and has excellent curriculum designed as per guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The program is offering great opportunities to national and international students in preparing skilled & competent professionals. Well qualified and experienced faculty members promote hands on training and evidence-based learning in basic and advance skills in Optometry. State-of-the-art Eye OPD and Optometry Lab provides top-notch facilities to the budding Optometrist. For clinical training and internship MOUs with renowned hospitals in Delhi/NCR and In Campus Eye OPD facility is available for hands on training. The students of Optometry programme undergo project-based learning to improve research skills.

Optometrists are the primary health & vision care practitioners who specialise in
·         Correction of focussing errors in visual system
·         Correction of errors in visual alignment
·         Provide primary Eye care and their management
·         Diagnosis & management of Eye Diseases
·         Rrehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
·         Research in Field of Optometry
·         Academics in Field of Optometry
·         Team leadership in Field of Optometry

The Masters of Optometry (M.Optometry) is designed to provide students with research and innovation capacity, comprehensive and practical training for a career in Optometry. It is structured with an emphasis on research, clinical experience and interaction with the public through Eye camps. 

Eligibility

Minimum 50% marks in Bachelor in Optometry

Fee Structure

Duration
2 years
Tuition Fee (per annum)
60,000
Exam Fee (per annum)
15,000

Program Structure

·         Research Methodology & Biostatistics

·         Visual & Applied Optics

·         Epidemiology & Community Eye care

·         Ocular Diseases and Diagnostics

·         Research Project

·         Paediatric Optometry& Binocular vision

·         Low Vision and Geriatric optometry

·         Advanced contact lens

·         Vision Therapy

·         Project and Dissertation

Program Structure

Programme Outcomes

01

Clinical Care in Optometry Apply core and basic knowledge associated with the profession using a patient/family-centered approach and best evidence to organize and implement the preventive, investigative and management plans and will offer appropriate follow-up services in Optometry.


02

Communication in Optometry Develop an effective communication with patients, care-givers, other health professionals, members of community and prepare investigation reports, assessment- treatment plans to give and receive clear instructions appropriately in Eye care practice.


03

Membership of a multidisciplinary health team Distinguish and communicate within the team, including transparency about aims, decisions, uncertainty and mistakes to work collaboratively and accomplish shared goals within and across settings to achieve coordinated, high-quality Eye care services.


04

Ethics and accountability in Optometry Apply ethical principles and commit to core concepts of clinical ethics and law to practice as healthcare service providers in Optometry.ountability Apply ethical principles and commit to core concepts of clinical ethics and law to practice as healthcare service providers.


05

Commitment to professional excellence in Optometry Develop and execute professionalism to reflect in thought and action including technical competence, appearance, image, confidence level, empathy, compassion, understanding, patience, manners, verbal and non-verbal communication, an anti- discriminatory and non-judgmental attitude, and appropriate physical contact to ensure safe, effective and expected delivery of healthcare in Optometry.


06

Leadership and mentorship in clinical care Adapt leadership role where needed in order to ensure clinical productivity and patient satisfaction and respond in an autonomous and confident manner to planned and uncertain situations in Eye care practices.


07

Social Accountability and Responsibility of an Optometrist Assess and recognize that allied and healthcare professionals need to be advocates within the health care system, to judiciously manage resources and acknowledge social accountability in the community, region and the nation for eye care professionals.


08

Scientific attitude and Scholarship in Optometry Adapt scientific and scholarly principles during interactions with patients and peers, educational endeavors, research activities and in all other aspects of professional lives of Optometrist.


09

Lifelong learning in Optometry Adapt the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning committed to continuous improvement in skills and knowledge while harnessing modern tools and technology in Eye care practice.


Programme Educational Objectives

01

Engage in research, innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities.


02

Collaborate with other health care professionals to guide and improve quality of patient care.


03

Pursue higher studies in an institution of repute.