M.Sc. (Optometry)

Master of Science in Optometry

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.Sc. Optometry or Master of Science in Optometry is postgraduate Optometry course. Optometry includes eye and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems & vision information processing in humans. Optometrists are primary health care providers for the Diagnosis, management and treatment of the Eye Diseases & Refractive disorders. During the course candidates are introduced to examine and diagnose many refractive conditions and manage by prescribing Optical aids such as Optical Glasses, Contact Lenses & other Remedial aids. They can also specialize in the field of Contact Lens, Orthotics, Low Vision Aids, Sports Vision, Paediatric Optometry, Behavioural Optometry etc. The course is a career offering in nature that opens many scopes for the applicants both in private and government sectors.

M.Sc. Optometry Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.Sc. (Optometry) degree is B.Sc. optometry/ M.B.B.S.
  • Some reputed colleges and institutes do conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.Sc. (Optometry) degree course.

M.Sc. Optometry Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Manipal University, Manipal.

Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Advanced contact lens studies-I


Low vision & Rehabilitation


Paediatric Optometry


Occupational Optometry & Public health Optometry


Research Methodology & Biostatistics

Year II


Advanced contact lens studies-II


Ocular diseases & Therapeutics


Clinical Imaging




M.Sc. Optometry Colleges

M.Sc. Optometry Course Suitability

  • The course is suitable for those Candidates who are interested in deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system.
  • They should have the ability to understand and apply scientific principles and methods with high degree of accuracy.
  • They also possess good organizational and administrative skills.
  • They also have the ability to keep up to date with scientific and technological developments, attention to detail and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

How is M.Sc. Optometry Course Beneficial?

  • M.Sc. Optometry also helps to solve the problem of vision is common among people of all ages in India. Advancement in scientific technology and diagnostic methods has made the profession of optometry one of the best career options.
  • The Degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. for research studies.
  • Professionals on successful completion of the course can seek employment in health care sector as surgeons, doctors, nurse, and therapist and so on.
  • Those who wish to work in the teaching field can also look forward for career in the same.
  • Those who have the potential can even start hospitals and give employment to many. There is wide scope for Optometry in India and in foreign countries.
  • They can start his or her own eye clinic, Optical shop, lens manufacturing unit, etc.

M.Sc. Optometry Employment Areas

  • Specialized Eye Hospitals
  • Own Chamber
  • Dispensing Units
  • Sports Vision Clinic
  • Schools & Colleges/ universities
  • Optical Manufacturing Laboratories/ Industries
  • Contact Lens Manufacturing Companies
  • Behavioural Vision Care Clinic

M.Sc. Optometry Job Types

  • Optometry Technician
  • Optometrist
  • Lab Technician & Medical Technician
  • Sales Executive
  • Administration/Facilities Executive
  • Professional Affairs Manager
  • Clinical Optometrist
  • Medical Representative
After completing M.Sc. (Optometry) you can become:
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