B.Sc. Optom.

The Course

Bachelor in Optometry - B.Sc. Optom. . The course will lead to a basic degree in optometry, which is considered as the minimum essential for statutory registration of optometrists in countries where Optometry has been brought under legislation. 

Duration of the course: 4 years comprising of 3 academic years of study (6 semesters) and 1 year of clinical experience / internship.
Number of seats: 40
Course commences in the last week of July.

Admission Eligibility
Minimum age of 17 years completed on 31st December of year of admission.

Students should complete standard XII Science with minimum 50% marks in Physics , Chemistry, Biology  and minimum 50% in English.

Entrance examination will be conducted in June / July. Admission will be strictly on merit and rights for admission will be reserved with the committee.

Aims and objectives of the optometry course at the Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai.
The four year Bachelors course in optometry has the following aims and objectives.

  1. To prepare a cadre of optometrists as primary eye care professionals by institutional education and clinical training. They can independently practice the profession and science of optometry in an optometry clinic, optical establishment or an eye hospital along with other medical professionals including ophthalmic surgeons.
  2. To train optometry graduates who will be able to teach optometry at a school/college of optometry, take up further education and to research in ophthalmic field.
  3. To train optometrists to independently perform the tasks of routine clinical eye examination including refraction, to detect any pathological disorders of the eye and system.
  4. To train optometrists to independently prescribe all types of optical corrections including spectacles, contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy eye exercises.
  5. To be able to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic industry as a whole.

The recommended course of teaching will lead to a basic degree in optometry and would be considered as the minimum essential for statutory registration of optometrists in countries, wherever Optometry has been brought under legislation.

The syllabus aims at preparing an optometrist, who can practice independently or take up employment with an eye establishment. An Optometrist may independently manage an optical establishment or assist an ophthalmologist.

The syllabus pattern recommended by the World Council of Optometry for a University  four year degree course of Bachelor in Optometry is shown. After careful study of the syllabus and teaching patterns presently followed at various schools of optometry in India, a modified syllabus pattern with a detailed infrastructure required for a new school of optometry is reported here.


List of Documents for Admission

The following documents are required at the time of application. Attested copies of all Certificates to be attached.
For Diploma Holders
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. HSC Mark Sheet
  3. Nationality Certificate
  4. 3 Passport size Photographs
  5. Certificate of Diploma in Optometry
  6. Mark Sheet of Diploma Programme
  7. Work Experience Certificate
  8. Syllabus of Diploma Programme.

A student once enrolled for this course will not be given transfer Certificate or cannot leave the course, unless he/she pays fees for the entire duration of the course.


Time Table  

Every year to be divided into 2 terms, total 6 terms in 3 years. Written and Oral exams at the end of each semester. Minimum 4 theory papers to be taught each semester. Lectures for additional subjects are also recommended for which examinations will not be conducted. Practical sessions, clinics, workshops will be conducted as per the syllabus.

1 year = 2 terms of 26 weeks each.
26 weeks = 20 weeks of teaching
+ 2 weeks exam preparatory leave
+ 1 week examination - Theory and Practicals
+ 3 weeks of holidays.

Week consists of 6 working days - Monday to Saturday.

Day to Day Timings :
8.30 a.m. to 1.00 pm Eye OPD + Lectures & Practical Session.
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Lunch Break
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm Lectures, demonstrations, group discussions.
Saturdays : Demonstrations, group discussions and presentations.
Semester Lectures Practicals
First Year
Semester I 260 Lectures 30 Hours
Semester II 250 Lectures 45 Hours
Second Year
Semester III 265 Lectures 100 Hours
Semester IV 215 Lectures 100 Hours
Third Year
Semester V 200 Lectures 300 Hours
Semester VI 250 Lectures 300 Hours
OPD 480 hours clinical skills per semester.


Practical Sessions
  1. Physical and Geometrical practicals in Physics Department.
  2. Dispensing optics - Lens grinding, workshop and Spectacle dispensing counter.
  3. Out-patient Department with Ophthalmic OPD.
  4. Special Refraction Clinic - for children and old patients.
  5. Orthoptics & Squint Clinic - For Investigations and treatment of Squint, Amblyopia.
  6. Low Vision Aid Clinic - Investigations of Patients with Low Vision, dispensing Low vision Aids.
  7. Contact Lens Clinic - Investigations and dispensing of Contact Lenses.
  8. Ophthalmic Investigations - Intra - Ocular Pressure, Visual Fields, Colour Vision etc.

The college has an area of approx 3000 sq ft covering

  1. Office and Administration area for college of Optometry.
  2. Library section with furniture, storage facilities and reading section for reference books, journals etc.
  3. 3 Air conditioned Class Rooms, each to accommodate 35 students equipped with black board and sitting arrangement.
  4. Well equipped physical optics laboratory.
  5. One seminar room to accommodate 50 students equipped with class room like facilities of black-board sitting arrangement and sound and projection systems.
  6. Two refraction clinic rooms with OPD facilities, Squint, Low Vision and Contact Lens Clinics can be arranged - same to be utilised as refraction rooms at convenient timings.
  7. Optical counter for dispensing spectacles in the hospital area.
  8. Waiting area for the patients.


Syllabus topics for school of optometry
No. Of Lectures
First Year - First Semester:
HSC 131 General Anatomy Medical faculty 45
HSC 131 General Physiology Medical faculty 45
HSC 132 Physical Optics Physicis Faculty 45
HSC 133 Geometrical Optics I Optometric faculty 35
HSC 133 Principles of Lighting Optometric faculty 10
HSC 134 Basic Biochemistry I Basic science faculty 30
HSC 135 Functional English English faculty 35
HSC 135 Computers Computer faculty 15
Second Semester :
HSC 136 Ocular Anatomy Optometric faculty 40
HSC 137 Ocular Physiology Optometric faculty 50
HSC 138 Ocular Biochemistry Optometric faculty 15
HSC 138 Basic Pharmacology Optometric faculty 35
HSC 135 Hospital Procedures Medical faculty 25
HSC 139 Geometrical Optics II Optometric faculty 25
HSC 140 Pathology Basic science faculty 25
HSC 140 Microbiology Basic science faculty 35
Second Year : Third Semester
HSC 141 Optometric Optics I Optometric faculty 20
HSC 150 Visual Optics I Optometric faculty 25
HSC 142 Optometric Instrumentation Optometric faculty 40
HSC 143 Clinical Examination of Visual system Optometric faculty 75
HSC 144 Dispensing Optics I Optometric faculty 30
HSC 145 Ocular diseases I Optometric faculty 60
HSC 148 Medical Psychology Psychology Faculty 25
HSC P31 Dispensing Optics Practical Optometric faculty 20
Fourth Semester:
HSC 146 Optometric Optics II Optometric faculty 20
HSC 150 Visual Optics II Optometric faculty 30
HSC 147 Ocular diseases II Ophthalmic faculty 65
HSC 148 Nutrition Optometric faculty 25
HSC 149 Sports Vision & Vision Rehabilitation Ophthalmic faculty 25
HSC 141 Optometric Optics and Dispensing Optics Practical Optometric faculty 50
Third Year : Fifth Semester:
HSC 151 Biostatistics Statistics faculty 25
HSC 152 Binocular Vision I Optometric faculty 20
HSC 153 Major eye diseases Optometric faculty 30
HSC 153 Systemic diseases and the eye Optometric faculty 20
HSC 154 Contact Lens I Optometric faculty 60
HSC 155 Public Health & Community Optometry Optometric faculty 25
HSC 155 Occupational Optometry Optometric faculty 20
Sixth Semester :
HSC 156 Low Vision Aids Optometric faculty 50
HSC 157 Binocular Vision (II) Optometric faculty 30
HSC 158 Pediatric & Geriatric Optometry Optometric faculty 50
HSC 159 Contact Lenses (II) y Optometric faculty 60
HSC 160 Optometry & Law in India Law faculty 25
HSC 160 Basic Accountancy & Public Management faculty 35
Fourth Year : Internship :
Internship I & II in Speciality
General Outpatient Department( Anterior Segment)
Low Vision and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Optometry
Contact Lenses
Investigative Optometry
Posterior Segment

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