B.Voc in Optometry

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B.Voc in Optometry is a degree course in the advanced study of the clinical skills involved in professionally measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye diseases. Successful graduates of the course get employment across both private and government sectors, in areas such as eye clinics, optician showrooms, contact lens and ophthalmic lens industry, hospital eye department, optical shops etc. with a monthly pay ranging around INR 15K and 30K at an initial level, varying with the candidate’s expertise in the field.


Eligibility Criteria for B. Voc in Optometry


  • Students who completed plus two and two year of BSS Diploma course in Optometry is eligible to get direct admission to the third year of B. Voc course (5th semester)


  • Those who qualified SSLC and two year of BSS Diploma course in Optometry are qualified for the B. Voc degree course in Optometry.


Course Duration


  • Three years for those who enter into the course generally.

  • Candidates who completed BSS diploma course and Certificate course are possible to get admission through lateral entry scheme (For further reference check Eligibility criteria section)


B. Voc Optometry Course suitability


  • Students who qualified in B.Voc Optometry course will get career opportunities in eye care centres and optometry-based production units

  • They can also choose to pursue higher studies leading to a master's qualification with the potential for high profile job opportunities in consulting.


Benefits of B.Voc Optometry course


  • B.Voc in Optometry is beneficial for those who have a sound foundation in the physical, chemical, mathematical and biological sciences, and have a good knowledge and understanding of human biology, understand the passage of light through lenses and optical systems (including the eye) and be able to predict and measure the nature and quality of optical images

  • B.Voc in Optometry gives an in-depth knowledge in the performance and function of the human visual system.

  • The course makes them to know about the dysfunctions and diseases of the eye and visual system and know their genesis, natural course, treatment and prognosis.


B.Voc Optometry Employment Areas


  • Army and Public Health Bodies

  • Hospitals

  • Medical Centres

  • Medical Organization

  • Optical Manufacturing Industry


B.Voc Optometry Job Types


  • Clinical Trail Research Intelligence

  • Medical Coder

  • Medical Officer

  • Ocularist

  • Optometrist

  • Teacher/Lecturer

  • Technical Officer


Advanced Courses in B. Voc Optometry 


Most of the colleges offer Post graduation courses after the degree in B.Voc Optometry.

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Pawan thapa Reply

Dear sir Greetings I am a direct second year BSS diploma in optometry because I already had a previous diploma in optometry. I would like to know about B.Voc in optometry.,is there any options to pursue course through distance.?Please let me know cost as well. Thank you

Navin Reply

you can try B.Optom (lateral entry) provided by Chitkara University, CT University, Desh Bhagat University and Alagappa University... some universities like Singhania University, Himalayan University, RIMT University also provides B.Optom courses for working professionals...

Momin alfiya Reply

Can we open an eye clinic

Humer baig Reply

Can we opean an eye clinic or eye testing sentar

Nasla Reply

Can bvoc optometrist take uae moh exam.

Humer baig Reply

Can we opean an eye clinic or eye testing sentar

Nitha Reply

Can we take doctor of optometry after taking b voc optometry

Krishna Reply

Appropriate Gazetted nomenclature for the UG optometry programme is B. Optom and it is a 4-year professional degree programme. Those who are opting for the B Voc programme in optometry kindly beware of new regulations which are coming up based on the new AHHPC 2021 act.

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