B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques)

Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Techniques

Duration: 3 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques or Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Techniques is an undergraduate Ophthalmology course. Ophthalmic Techniques deal with the medical specialty which diagnoses and treats the diseases and disorders of eye by using modern technologies. The duration of B.Sc. in Ophthalmic Techniques is generally three academic years but it may be less or more than this from place to place and may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. The syllabus for the course is divided into three phases plus some practical. The degree course is an important and career orienting one that opens a lot scopes after its completion.

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Eligibility

  • The candidates should complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam with subject Biology as one of the subjects besides Physics and Chemistry in Science stream.
  • The marks of admission for this course may vary from college to college and in many colleges it conducts own entrance exams and percentage of 12th class for the admission of students.

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Entrance Tests

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Exam (AIIMS)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Examination
  • All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT)
  • All India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE-AIPVT)

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Panjab University, Chandigarh since 2010-2011.

B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) Phase I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1.

Human Anatomy & Physiology

2.

Ocular Anatomy, Pathology & Microbiology

3.

Ocular Physiology & Biochemistry (including Binocular reflexes and its maintenance)

4.

Optics

 

Practical (including viva)

1.

Anatomy & Physiology

2.

Clinical Pathology & Microbiology

3.

Orthoptics

4.

Lens Grinding & fitting

B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) Phase II

1.

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

2.

Refraction (including prescription, making & fitting of glasses)

3.

Investigative Ophthalmology

4.

Ophthalmic instruments and appliances

 

Practical (including Viva)

1.

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

2.

Refraction (prescription of glasses, making & fitting of glasses)

3.

Special Investigations (Including Orthoptics)

4.

Appliances

B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) Phase III

1.

Clinical & advanced Optics & Orthoptics

2.

Clinical refraction and contact lens

3.

Community Ophthalmology and Eye Bank

4.

Investigation in Clinical Ophthalmology and management of O.T.

 

Practical (including Viva)

1.

Refraction

2.

Orthoptics &Pleoptics

3.

Community work

4.

Assistance in Clinical Ophthalmology & O.T.

 

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Colleges

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Course Suitability

  • Candidates should have patience, a confidence in work are important skills for the work of an optometrist. 
  • They should have mechanical aptitude, good vision and coordination, self-discipline, a disposition to serve others and the ability to deal with patients.
  • Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions aiming of becoming lecturer/ professor can go for this course.

How is B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Course Beneficial?

  • This degree course enables the students to go for various ophthalmic jobs and they can establish an independent practice by starting their own eye clinic, optical shop, lens manufacturing unit etc.
  • The degree course offers good base for higher degree programs in respective subjects, e.g. M.Sc. and M.Phil. etc.
  • Those who have good academic records can go for further research work.
  • They can take the job of an assistant with Optician showrooms, Eye doctors, Contact Lens and Ophthalmic lens industry, hospital Eye departments etc.
  • They can also seek employment with any multinational organization dealing with eye care products as professional services executives.

B.Sc. Ophthalmic Techniques Job Types

  • Nurse Executive
  • Ophthalmic Technicians & Practice Managers
  • Medical Technologist
  • Ophthalmic Photographer
  • Eye doctors
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Eye Doctors
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Teacher & Home Tutor
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