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MSc Optometry


Optometry is a healthcare profession that is regulated (licensed/registered) in India by Optometry council of India and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system. Optometrists perform functions which includes refraction and dispensing of eyewear and help in diagnosis and management of disease in the eye. They also provide support to rehabilitate people with low vision/ blindness.



Master program in Optometry enables graduates in Optometry to enhance their knowledge and get specialized in various aspects of Optometry & Vision Science. MSc Optometry at Dr. Agarwal’s Institute of Optometry (DAIO) is a full-time postgraduate program in collaboration with PRIST University, Pondicherry. It is a two year degree program which is divided into four semesters of study. Dr. Agarwal’s Institute of Optometry, a Unit of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals & Eye Research Centre, was established in the year 2006, and has started offering MSc Optometry in the academic year 2021. The college is a registered body under the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and the course structure is standardized as per the latest guidelines of ASCO & MoHFW.

Why Study MSc Optometry?

The course is a post graduate professional degree in Optometry, qualifies students to provide proficient diagnosis and vision care. As primary eye care practitioners, optometrists often are the front liners who can help detect potentially serious conditions such as diabetes by noting the changes in the eye bought about by the condition. Optometrists work with Ophthalmologists and other as a team to diagnose visual problems. In the scenario if increasing myopia and other visual ailments, scope for optometry is only growing in the country.

MSc Optometry Course Details

Course name

Masters of Science in Optometry (MSc Optometry) 

Collaboration PRIST University
Specialization Optometry
Duration 2 years / 4 semesters program
Eligibility B.Sc Optometry/B.Optom(full time) from a recognised University
Admission Process Entrance exam and interview
Fees INR 1,50,000 / year


Why Study MSc Optometry at DAIO?

This program offers a strong theoretical base & hands-on exposure in clinical training with the latest technology from Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, India’s leading eye-care chain. 

The well-built curriculum enables professionals to gain expertise in the major fields of Optometry such as advanced Contact Lenses, Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision, Vision therapy & rehabilitation, Low Vision, Sports Vision, neuro optometric rehabilitation and Occupational Optometry etc. The best part of the program is the list of elective subjects that adds essence to the curriculum. Students are also trained in advanced research methodology and statistics. They also gain knowledge on the business opening up opportunities in entrepreneurship.  


MSc Optometry Syllabus

The M.Sc Optometry program, each year is divided into two semesters. A brief description of subjects for each year is given below.

Year Semester Subject
First year Semester – I

Research methodology & Biostatistics
Epidemiology & community optometry
Elective I
Research Project
Clinic I

First year Semester – II

Advanced Contact lens I
Orthoptics & Vision therapy
Ocular Diseases I
Elective II
Research Project
Clinic II

Second year Semester – III

Advanced Contact lens II
Low vision care and rehabilitation
Ocular Diseases II
Elective III
Research Project
Clinic III

Second year Semester – IV

Ocular Diseases III
Ophthalmic imaging
Refractive surgeries
Elective IV
Research Project
Clinic IV



  • Occupational Optometry
  • Sports vision
  • Myopia control
  • Neuro optometry
  • Business aspects in Optometry practice
  • Visual needs in special children
  • Clinical Photography & Imaging
  • Tele optometry


Careers after completing Mastor’s of Optometry Programme


Working in a university or college as a teacher or mentor to optometry students


Conducting research on optometric technology and treatment. 

Independent  Practice  

Owning individual practice to provide direct patient care

Specialty Practice 

Low Vision, Vision therapy, Contact Lens, Sports Vision Clinic, Neuro Optometry, Myopia Control clinic

Retail/Optical Setting

Practicing as consultant in a retail settings such as Lawrence and Mayo etc

Optical/Contact Lens Industry

Performing clinical research, developing eye-related products, or providing patient care within a network of clinics


Supporting  Vision care through marketing optical lens, Contact Lens, IOL

Government jobs

In the armed forces, Public Health Centre, UPHCs and different government hospitals

Optometric / Ophthalmologic Professional Settings

Working in a institutions with ophthalmologist to co-manage patients

Professional Services

Providing professional services to the government, speciality sports facilities etc


Eligibility Criteria

  • UG degree in optometry from a UGC recognized university or equivalent from a UGC recognized university with minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
  • Students with degree from Open University/ vocational courses degree are not eligible.
  • Students with degree from Non UGC University ordegree program with less than four years (3 years academic + 1 year internship) are not eligible.
  • Students with regular (full time) under graduateprogram are only eligible. A diploma student obtaining degree through part time courses or any other methods is not eligible


Course Fees

Master of Science in Optometry is a two year program. Each year is divided into two semester.


₹10,000 (only in first year)


₹1,50,000/- Per Year (₹75,000/- Per Semester For Regular Students)
₹2,00,000/- Per Year (₹1,00,000/- Per Semester For Practioner Students)

The provisionally selected candidate has to pay the prescribed fees through DD in the name of EYE RESEARCH CENTRE or through online transfer.


Admission Process

An Entrance exam for all students will be conducted and followed by a personal interview. Students should produce all the original documents for verification at the time of joining. Shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview in the college. For more information on online entrance exam call: +91-9789060444

Application Procedure

Application Form

Availability of application form - 15th March 2023. Interested candidates can obtain the application form on payment of INR 1000 from:

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Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry

146, Ranganayaki Complex, Opp. Post Office, Greams Road, Chennai 600 006.

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Student will be required to fill original form



UG Degree | Diploma Certificate (if any) | Migration Certificate | TC | NOC from the head of the department where candidate is currently working

Submission of Application Form

The duly filled in application form along with required enclosures can be submitted at

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Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry

#146, 3rd Floor, Ranganayaki Complex, Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006.

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Dr. Agarwals Institute of Optometry
146, Ranganayaki Complex, Opp. Post Office, Greams Road, Chennai 600 006.


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