The World Health Organization uses the following definition to describe optometrist:
“Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system”
Optometry is a healthcare profession dealing with eye and vision care. Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners whose responsibilities include refraction and dispensing, assisting in detection and management of eye conditions, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
BSc Optometry is a full-time undergraduate program. It is a four-year degree program which is divided into eight semesters of study. Out of these eight semesters, six semesters are theory-based and undertaken in a classroom. The remaining two semesters are hands-on and undertaken at a tertiary eye care hospital. Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry was started in the year 2020 in collaboration with Prist University. Being under the aegis of Dr. Agarwals eye hospitals, students get exposure to patient care, recent updates in ocular therapy and advances in technology in diagnostics.
BSc Optometry course opens a wide variety of career opportunities to the graduates. They can work in a variety of settings such as primary healthcare, corporate, public sector or even move into research and academics.
As per MOHFW, student completing optometry program less than 4 years will be considered as ophthalmic assistant not OPTOMETRIST.
Students who have Passed 12th Higher Secondary Examinations from a Recognized Board with a minimum aggregate of 60% and Students of science stream with biology subject.
Here is a snapshot of the Bachelor of Optometry course details at Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry.
|Course name||Bachelor of Science in Optometry|
Academic year is divided into two semesters
|Eligibility||12th with PCBM or pure science|
|BSc Optometry fees||Rs1 lakh per year|
|Employment Opportunities||Independent set up, hospitals, clinics, specialty clinics, dispensing labs, corporate, trainer, professional service, academician & research.|
DAIO is one of the best BSc Optometry Colleges with excellent faculty, opportunities for exposure and training.
In the fourth year, students are trained to handle patients and all instruments under the expertise of Optometrist and Ophthalmologist of Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospital which helps in developing self-confidence to handle the patient independently after completion of internship.
Optometrist provide corrective devices such as spectacles, contact lenses and devices to support low vision. In addition, they would be able to detect ocular changes in diseases such as diabetes and arteriosclerosis, leading to early diagnosis and treatment.
|Ophthalmologic Professional Settings||
Bachelor of Science in Optometry is a four year program. Each year is divided into two semester.
₹1,00,000/- Per Year (₹50,000/- Per Semester)
For all interested students personal interview would be conducted. Shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview in the college.
Students should produce all the original documents for verification at the time of joining.
For more information on online entrance exam call:
9567103226 / 9894067910
Availability of application form - 15th April onwards.
Student will be required to fill original formDOWNLOAD FORM
X mark sheet (Xerox Copy) | XII mark sheet (Xerox Copy)
The duly filled in application form along with required enclosures can be submitted at
Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry
10, South Bypass Road, Vannarpettai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627003.