Certificate program in Clinical Optometry

Certificate in Clinical optometry defines the practice of diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye to improve vision in a Hospital or similar setting. A Clinical Optometrist can use special instruments to measure defects in vision and prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct deficiencies. They may also suggest exercises to improve the way eyes function.

Course Outline

  • PAPER I-REFRACTION CLINIC

  • PAPER II-CONTACT LENS AND LOW VISION CLINIC

  • PAPER III-STRABISMUS AND VISION THERAPY CLINIC

  • PAPER IV-GERIATRIC AND PEDIATRIC CLINIC

About this course

Clinical Optometry is a science, which deals with the structure, function and working of the human eye. Popularly known as Optometry, this health care profession is concerned with examination, diagnosis and treatment of eyes, specially related to visual, optical symptoms, refractive errors and their correction, using lenses and other optical aids. The scope for optometric practice in India and abroad is great and unlimited. It is a dynamic and challenging career which could achieve personal growth, community respect and offers job flexibility, financial success and unlimited opportunities.. Clinical optometry is, perhaps, the newest sub specialty of Optometry. While Optometry has an obvious and major role to play in the measurement and optimization of functional vision and in the treatment of many vision disorders in all population, Optometry is also responsible for building the evidence base for the treatments. Indian Academy of Optometry introducing certificate in Clinical Optometry which include high quality training and professional certifications

Objectives

Specific topics covered in the program include: Theoretical and applied optics, Delivery of patient care in optometry practice, Refraction and correction of errors, Screening and preventative aspects of eye disease, Extended clinical roles for optometrists including shared care and provision of medications, Teaching and training optometrists, International aspects of optometry, Business practice, Patient adherence, quality of life, satisfaction, Health economic evaluations.

Eligibility

BSc / Diploma in Optometry

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Course Fee

₹5000

for Indian Students

$200

for International Students

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