The BS Optometry program has been designed in conjunction with industry experts to provide students with the essential clinical skills and professional training to detect visual problems, indicators of injury or abnormalities, and optical diseases through examinations and make a difference in the lives of patients suffering from sight loss or visual impairment.
At the end of the 4 year program the student should be able to:
Help increase the coverage of eye care in the country and play an important role in the prevention and treatment of blindness.
Perform sight testing at community level and primary as well as secondary and tertiary centers
Prescribe refractive corrections including spectacles, contact lenses and low vision aids
Perform binocular single vision tests and help in the management of strabismus and ocular motility disorders
Screen for blinding disorders such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and refer to ophthalmologist for treatment
To be able to operate various diagnostic equipment used in diagnosis and monitoring of eye disease.
Role and Scope
Being a newly introduced program in Optometric and Visionary Science, it has tremendous job opportunities in public and private sector hospitals in the country. The graduates have opportunity for employment in pharmaceutical industry. Moreover running an independent optometric clinic will prove a noble option and fruitful experience.
50% marks in HSSC (Pre-Medical or Equivalent).