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
Subjects of Study
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Ocular Anatomy, Pathology & Microbiology
Ocular Physiology & Biochemistry (including Binocular reflexes and its maintenance)
Practical (including viva)
Anatomy & Physiology
Clinical Pathology & Microbiology
Lens Grinding & fitting
B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) Phase II
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Refraction (including prescription, making & fitting of glasses)
Ophthalmic instruments and appliances
Practical (including Viva)
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Refraction (prescription of glasses, making & fitting of glasses)
Special Investigations (Including Orthoptics)
B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) Phase III
Clinical & advanced Optics & Orthoptics
Clinical refraction and contact lens
Community Ophthalmology and Eye Bank
Investigation in Clinical Ophthalmology and management of O.T.
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
Ophthalmic Technicians & Practice Managers
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Teacher & Home Tutor
Colleges and Institutes
Colleges offering B.Sc. (Ophthalmic Techniques) in India