Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant (DOA)

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Diploma After 10+2
Type: Diploma
Eligibility: 10+2

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant is a 10+2 level Ophthalmology Medical course. Ophthalmic Assistant is a person who works with an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to provide cares the patients. He performs many different eye-related clinical functions. Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists care for patients by taking histories, performing various procedures and tests, and preparing patients to see the doctor. Their work provides the ophthalmologist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients. Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant is of two years duration.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Eligibility

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 with 50% marks aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology is the requirement.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Syllabus

The below given syllabus with papers is as per the Directorate of Medical Education, Thiruvananthapuram. For detailed syllabus applicants can consult this department.

Paper No.

Subjects of Study


Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology


Optics and Refraction & Ophthalmic Equipments


Health Education, Community Ophthalmology and Common Eye Disorders


Ophthalmic Techniques Optics and Refraction (squint, muscle balance– surgical instruments and theatre sterilization)- Glasses


Lectures (having 125 Hours)


Practical (having 500 Hours)

Pass  Criteria


Minimum marks for a pass in Theory (45%)


Minimum marks for a pass in Practical (50%)


Minimum marks for a pass in the subject in aggregate (50%)


Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Colleges

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Course Suitability

  • Those who are love helping people are suitable for it.
  • Candidates who have interest and enjoy science can go for it.
  • Another person who is good problem solver also appropriate for this course.

How is Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Course Beneficial?

  • Ophthalmic Assistants enjoy working in a professional environment with talented and dedicated physicians and technicians.
  • The important benefit of it is for working parents, who are pursuing higher education, etc; because most ophthalmic practices hire both full- and part-time positions, and allow a significant degree of flexibility in work schedules.
  • Ophthalmic assistants enjoy many job opportunities worldwide because of their specialized skills. They are usually located in hospitals, clinics, university research facilities, private practices.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Job Types

  • Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant
  • Assistant Sales Manager - Ophthalmology Products
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Consultant
  • Medical Receptionist

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