Master of Optometry, is a two to three-year postgraduate optometry degree course in India. Optometry is a study of the eye and related structures, as well as vision, visual system & vision information processing in the human body.
The optometrist is primary health care providers for the Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of the Eye Diseases & Refractive Disorders. The study prepares candidates to examine and diagnose many refractive conditions and manage by prescribing optical aids such optical glasses, contact lenses & other medical aids.
The candidates can also do specialization in the field of Contact Lens, Orthotics, Low Vision Aids, Sports Vision, Paediatric Optometry, Behavioural Optometry, etc. The study is suitable for those candidates who are interested in deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system.
The master’s study is designed for those candidates wants to increase their knowledge for accelerating their career by exploring and acquire a critical understanding of Optometry. The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and information and techniques about the Prevention activities associated with Eye Diseases & Refractive Disorders in a comprehensive manner. The study is focused on theoretical and practical aspects and Principles Techniques in an academic discipline such as
Advanced Contact Lens Studies, Low Vision & Rehabilitation, Paediatric Optometry, Occupational Optometry & Public Health Optometry, Research Methodology & Biostatistics, Clinical Imaging, Ocular Diseases & Therapeutics.
The candidate has to complete Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor of Optometry, or any other Bachelor’s Degree with relevant subjects or equivalent examination, with minimum aggregate 60% marks, such candidates are eligible to take admission in Master study program.
In India, some Medical institutions conduct their own entrance examination to get admission to the master's degree course.
The master’s study requires 2 to 3 years of the time period with an internship in India, It’s a Full Time professional degree course. The course is not available for part-time and under distance education mode it's a practical based study.
After the successful completion of this course, candidates can also pursue the higher studies and do Ph.D (Doctorate in Optometry), and specialization or research oriented work in their respective field.
Advancement in scientific technology and diagnostic method has made the profession of optometry one of the best career option in the medical field. Candidates can start their own eye care clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit, etc.
The Master degree holder have excellent career opportunities in both Public and Private Sectors, Colleges & Universities.
After the successful completion of the Master’s degree program one can recognize as Optometrist and able to work as Optometry Surgeons, Optometry Technician, Optometrist, Lab Technician & Medical Technician, Seals Executive, Professional Affairs Manager, Clinical Optometrist, Medical Representative, Professor, Lecturer, etc.
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