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Medical College, School of Optometry, Pune


Bachelor in Clinical Optometry (B.Optom.)

This is a full time, total four-year course. The first 3 years teaching is followed by one year of internship for clinical and trade experience. The course lecture and practical timings are full day 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on all weekdays.Students are posted in various eye hospitals, specialized Optical stores as well as Lens workshops associated with training by the college, during the entire duration of the course.

The course has an integrated inter - disciplinary content with relevant aspects of General Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology in the Basic Sciences and Physical, Geometrical, Dispensing, Visual and Optometric Optics in the Core courses. There are practical training sessions in Basic Science, Dispensing Optics and Clinical subjects.

Aims and Objectives of the course
The Bachelor in Clinical Optometry course at BV (DU) MC School of Optometry follows all the recommendations of Indian Optometric Association and World Council of Optometry.
The syllabus for the Bachelor of Clinical Optometry (B.Optom.) course aims at preparing a primary health care professional, an “Optometrist” who can independently undertake-
  • Estimate refractive errors of the eye and prescribe corrective measures including Spectacles, Contact Lenses, Low Vision Aids and Vision Therapy.
  • Detect pathological conditions of the Visual system, which are deviations from normal. Diagnose ocular and related systemic and neurological diseases and refer the cases to other medical professionals for detailed medical and surgical management.
  • Design, manufacture, prescribe and fit all kinds of Optical aids including Spectacles, Sunglasses, Ophthalmic lenses, Contact Lenses, Low Vision aids.
  • Examine, diagnose and prescribe treatment for Oculo-motility malfunctions like phorias, tropias and other types of strabismus (squint) and Neuro-muscular anomalies.
  • Undertake Public Health Optometry projects and vision screening eye camps in schools, colleges, urban slums, rural areas and also practice occupational Optometry in industries.
  • Public education on ocular hygiene and related nutritional and environmental counseling.
  • Offer a helping hand and or efficiently manage and successfully run any Ophthalmic clinic, Eye department in hospitals, Optician shops, Optical, Ophthalmic industry & trade.
Bachelor in Clinical Optometry is a full time, total four-year course. The first 3 years teaching is followed by one year of internship for clinical experience. Indian Optometric Association has approved BV (DU) MC School of Optometry and the Bachelor of Clinical Optometry course.
Since August 2000 BV (DU) MC School of Optometry has been affiliate member of World Council of Optometry. Some students who have passed out form this college have secured admissions in post graduate courses in Universities in Australia, USA and England. Graduates have also recently been employed as Optometrists in Gulf and African countries.
Total Admissions per year
Admissions to First year  40 seats
Admissions directly to Second year course 10 seats
Course Fee Structure
First, Second & Third Years B.Optom. Rs. 85,000/- per year CAN be Revised
Fourth year (Internship) No tuition fees.
Eligibility criteria for admission to First Year
Every candidate should satisfy the following criteria at the minimum, to be able to appear for the EYECET examination and provisional admission to the First year B.Optom course.
1. Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 course) or its equivalent with minimum 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR Mathematics and English.
2. The candidate should be over 17 yr. of age as on 31st Dec. of the year of the admission.
Eligibility criteria for direct admission to Second Year
1. Successfully completed a Diploma course of minimum two years duration in Optometry from an Institute recognized by Indian Optometric Association and Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University).
For details refer list of approved Institutes
2. The candidate should be over 19 years of age as on 31st Dec. of the year of the admission.
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