“Optometry is the healthcare profession of measuring vision, prescribes and fit lenses to improve vision, and detecting & treat various eye diseases”

bsc optometry is a branch of medicine which helps optometrists to treat patients to improve their sight. Students studying in this course will be able to work as opticians, refractionists, optometrists and ophthalmic assistants and help people with eye problems.
An optometrist prescribes and fits lenses to improve vision and detects as well as treats various eye diseases. Optometry is a healthcare profession of measuring vision. An optometrist prescribes and fits lenses to improve vision and detects as well as treats various eye diseases,Optometrists typically do the following: Perform vision tests and analyze results. Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, and eye diseases, such as glaucoma. Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other visual aids, and if state law permits, medications.

Qualification

Optometry is a full-time 4-year undergraduate course,3 years in college studying 1 year internships in eye hospitals, its divided into six semesters, of six months each. It essentially involves an advanced study of the clinical skills involved in professionally measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye diseases.

No NEET EXAM required: you don’t need to give NEET exam for optometry. To be an optometrist, you need to have a Bachelors degree in optometry which is a 4 year course. To become eligible for this course you must have passed 12th class with in physics,chemistry and biology from a recognised board.



Career

Optometrist can earn Rs. 4 to 5 lacs per year as a fresher. An ophthalmologist makes different salaries depending upon their employment place, applicable skills and geographical area. In India, they can earn at least Rs. 9 to 10 lacs in a year.

Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will lead to demand for more optometrists

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