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Master of Optometry


OBJECTIVES

To create post graduate Optometry teachers with strong academic and research background who will develop the science of Optometry. They will be responsible and helpful to –


  • Develop expertise in assessment, evaluation, planning and intervention in achieving eye care needs of the Indian Society.

  • Actively participate in Community Optometry programs to achieve the goals of vision 2020 and the national program for prevention of blindness. Effectively organize and participate in vision screening eye camps to help control blindness.

  • Practice independently as a primary eye care practitioner and render eye care services for the benefit of the society.

  • Maintain collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines to improve health care system in India.

  • Interest in life long learning for personal and professional advancement.

  • To provide experience in clinical teaching & under graduate teaching partly.


Salient Features of the College of Optometry

This course will be conducted in the Hari Jyot College of Optometry, Rotary Eye Institute. The course will enjoy all the infrastructure support Following.


Clinical Teaching Staff

College of Optometry has been established in Rotary Eye Institute and has good infrastructure set up. One optical counter, OPD and an optical lens workshop is being developed. Specialty clinics like Glaucoma, Retina, Cornea, squint, Low Vision and Contact Lenses are being conducted in this set up.


Duration of the M.Optom.Course

It will be two years’ course which involves course work, assignments, patients care in clinics and research through dissertation projects. Educative seminars, hand-on training session, update workshop and special lecturer will be conducted by the college of Optometry.


Intake and allocation of Seats - 10 seats

Every year a total of 10 eligible candidates will be admitted to first year M. Optom

  1. Regular Full Time students every year =6 Seats
    Admitted as regular full time graduate students for M.Optom


  2. Special Part Time – Practitioners every year = 4 seats
    Graduates, working as optometrist and have minimum 1 year of regular full time experience in optometry after completing graduation (either employed in eye hospital, optometry Clinic or optical Industry establishment or self employed)


Eligibility for Admission to First year M. Optom

  • He / She must be an Indian.


  • He / She must be medically fit.


  • The candidate must have completed the recognized B. Optometry or equivalent course (B. Sc Optometry) with compulsory rotating internship before the date of interview. All candidates shall have to submit the documentary proof from the Principal / Dean of the College regarding the date of completion of Internship along with the application failing which their application shall be summarily rejected.


  • A candidate who is currently engaged in PG M. Optometry studies in any University or any other University or equivalent body is not eligible. On completion of course he/she become eligible. Completion of course means he/she must have completed the course training and passed the course examination conducted by Concern University.


  • A candidate who in the past selected and admitted in any PG M. Optometry course of this or any other University or equivalent a body did not complete that course is not eligible.


  • A candidate who is graduate of University other than Veer Narmad South Gujarat University should have to submit provisional eligibility certificate (PEC) from this Veer Narmad South Gujarat University within on month from the date of his/her admission. Failing which the admission of candidate shall be cancelled and will not be eligible to apply in future.


  • A candidate has to appear in Entarance exam for admission to Post Graduate M. Optometry courses held by University and admission to PG course will be given as per merit.


Selection procedure for Admission to M. Optom.

  • Applications will be invited through an advertisement in the leading dailies. The application form satisfying the eligibility requirement has to be completed and must reach the college office before the specified date, to enable the office to decide the eligibility of a candidate for appearing at the Common Entrance Test.


  • Candidates will have to apply on prescribed admission form from Hari Jyot College of Optometry, Navsari.(Application form fees Rs. 500/-) along with photo copies of final year mark sheet, degree certificate, work experience certificate, if any.


  • Candidates’ admission would be conducted by the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Admission procedure conducted into two parts in 100 marks


    1. Entrance test of 50 marks. Common Entrance test of 50 objective type questions (each question one mark) to be answered in 1 hour. Negative marking will be considered on wrong answers (each wrong answer will deduct 0.5 marks).

    2. personal Interview of 50 marks including B. Optom marks (40 marks for personal interview + 10% of total marks of final B. Optometry). Both the examination procedure will be conducted on same day.

  • On the basis of marks secured in the common entrance test and personal Interview, a merit list of candidates will be put up on the notice board, at the Hari Jyot College of Optometry.


  • Selected candidates will be required to sign an undertaking in a prescribed form, before they are given provisional admission. The admitted candidates will have to pay all the fees within 15 days from the date of admission, failing which the admission of candidate shall be cancelled and he/she will not be eligible to apply in future.



STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER IN OPTOMETRY (M. OPTOM.) COURSE

Teaching scheme

This is a Two years course which involves course work, assignments, patient care in clinics and research through dissertation projects. Educative seminars, hand-on training session, update workshops and special lectures will be conducted from time to time by the school of Optometry.


Special lecture will be conducted by post graduate teaching faculty during the training program while the students are posted in clinics and hospitals. Guest faculty from other Institutes and Ophthalmic Industry will also be invited to conduct lectures in topics of their specialty areas. Ophthalmic surgeons as medical doctors will be accepted as post graduate teachers till such a time M. Optom. And more qualified teachers are available. For clinical training, all facilities available at our Institute.


Project work and Practical training

  • Full time students admitted to the M.Optom, course will have to be involved in teaching under graduate students for lectures, demonstration and hands on practical sessions.


  • Part time students will have to attend all the special lectures arranged by the college of optometry. Thesis will be compulsory for all part time students. They have to submit initial protocol to the college within Two months after starting the second year.


  • As part of the project work during the first year M.Optom. Every student will have to document minimum 100 clinical cases seen and clinically examined by them during their clinical exposure under the supervision by the teaching faculty.


Syllabus Topic for Master of Optometry (M. Optom.)

FIRST YEAR M. OPTOM.

Subject Code Name of Subject Description
M 101 Applied Optics Clinical, Visual & Dispensing Optics
M 102 Basic Sciences Ocular Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology
M 103 Clinical Sciences Eye checkup procedure, special investigations, Instruments
M 104 Specialty Subject Choose from list ? Documentation of 100 classified Cases
M 105 Support Subject Examinations will not be conducted

  Specialty Subject   Support subjects
1 Contact Lenses 1 Research Methodologies & Statistics
2 Binocular Vision & Ocular motility 2 Education and teaching
3 Low Vision and management 3 Management ? Personal & Business

SECOND YEAR B.OPTOM.

Subject Code Name of Subject Description
M 201 Optics & Contact Lenses Specialty fittings and advanced contact lenses
M 202 Clinical management in Orthoptics Vision Therapy in Binocular Vision disorders
M 203 Dispensing Optics & Low Vision Practical application of Dispensing & Low Vision
M 204 Professional Optometry Computers, Practice management, Professional ethics
M 205 Dissertation Thesis

List of Documents required while reporting for counseling For M.Optom

At the time of counseling, you are required to produce the following documents in original, failure to do so will result in instantaneous cancellation of claim for admission. You are also required to submit two photo copies of each of these documents.

  1. Degree certificate (B.optom or Equivalent)

  2. Mark list for final year examination

  3. Birth Certificate.

  4. If the candidate is employed, submit “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” from the employer.

  5. Self declaration stating that he/she is not undergoing any post graduate course in any other institution.

  6. Medical fitness certificate.

  7. Migration certificate of university. (If other then VNSGU)

  8. Transfer certificate.

  9. Six Photograph copies.


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