Bachelor of Optometry
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF BACHELOR OF OPTOMETRY COURSE
The Bachelor of clinical
optometry course at Hari Jyot College of
Optometry affiliated to Veer Narmad South
Gujarat University follows all the
recommendations of Indian Optometric Association
The experts keeping in view
the following aim and objectives have designed
this degree course. The syllabus for Bachelor of
Clinical optometry (B.Optom) course aims at
preparing a primary health care professional, an
?Optometrist? who can independently undertake
Estimate refractive errors of the eye
and prescribe corrective measures including
Spectacles, Contact lenses, Low vision Aids
and Vision Therapy.
Detect pathological conditions of the
visual system, which are deviations from
normal. Diagnose ocular and related systemic
and neurological diseases and refer the
cases to other medical professionals for
detailed medical and surgical management.
Design, manufacture, prescribe and fit
all kinds of optical aids including
Spectacles, Sunglasses, Ophthalmic lenses,
contact lenses, low vision aids.
Examine, diagnose and prescribe
treatment for ocular-motility malfunctions
like phorias, tropias, and other types of
strabismus (squint) and Neuro-muscular
Undertake public health optometry
projects and vision screening eye camps in
schools, colleges, urban slums, rural areas
and also practice occupational optometry in
Public education on ocular hygiene and
related nutritional and environmental
Offer a helping hand and or efficiently
manage and successfully run any ophthalmic
clinic, Eye department in hospitals,
optician shops, optical, ophthalmic industry
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO B.OPTOM COURSE
Candidate must have passed the HSC
examination (10+2 course) from the Gujarat
Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary
Examinations or its equivalent with English,
Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects from
a recognized board
Must have completed 17 years of age as
on 31st December of the year of admission to
the course or earlier.
Candidate must have appeared for GUJ CET.
4 years Course including 3 years academic and 1 year
of internship in various department.
DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS
Total 30 students will be
admitted to the First Bachelor of Optometry
course each year strictly on the merit basis.
PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
Admission will be done through Central Admission
Committee, B. J Medical College, Ahmedabad.
No Tuition fees
The fees will have to be
paid at the beginning of the academic year. The
changes in above fees shall be subject of
approval by Retd. Just. R. J. Shah fees
committee of Govt. of Gujarat.
Separate hostel facilities are available
for both Boys & Girls.
Students must be abiding by rules and
regulations framed by the college from time
to time. Any violation of rules or any act
of indiscipline on the part of the students
shall result in diplomacy action leading
expulsion from the College.
Guest/relatives would not be permitted
to reside in the accommodation provided to
SYLLABUS TOPIC FOR B. OPTOM.
|Applied Anatomy of eye
|Clinical Physiology of eye
|Visual System: Anatomy/Physiology
|Demonstration: Goat eye/Human Eye
||Computer / Record keeping
|Primary Health & Eye Care
||Pathology / Micrbiology
||Ocular Disease (II)
||Optics and Refraction
||Optometric Optics and Demonstration
||Low Visual Aid
|Ocular Disease ? I
||Nutritional Eye Disease
|Diagnostic Hospital Procedure
||Contact Lense - I
|Systemic Diseases of eye
|Out patient Department
||Diagnostic and Hospital Procedure.
|Contact Lense ? II
|Public Health and Community
|Low and Optometry in India
||setting up optometry clinic
|One year Rotational
Internship at specialty clinics, and
Refraction department / Eye Camp /
Industrial survey / school camp and
other Community Eye Health Camp and