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B.Sc. Optometry

Optometry is a profession that cares for sense of vision. The academic and clinical training imparted to the Optometrists enable them with the skills needed to the diagnose, treat and prevent problems relating to a human being’s eye sight. Offering primary eye care, optometry is a challenging, stimulating and exceptionally rewarding profession that offers excellent opportunities for work in India and abroad. Capitalizing on this fantastic opportunity, the Al salama Institute, a subsidiary of the renewed Al Salama eye hospital, is offering BSc. in optometry. This degree programme trains and equips students, looking to make a mark in a medical stream like optometry that is fast gaining popularity in India and abroad. Dedicated to providing professional and personal growth to every individual, the Al salama institute maintains the highest standards of academic curriculum and course structure.
Course Duration
Career Opportunity
Course Highlights
Learning Modules
  • A pass in Higher Secondary Examination (HSC) or Equivalent preferable with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and admission is based on the marks in the qualifying examination.
Course Duration
  • The course shall extend over a period of Four years under semester pattern accounting to eight semesters.
Career Opportunity

Optometrists can make a big difference to people's lives. Their skills and knowledge helps to improve vision and diagnose and manage a range of eye conditions. There are all sorts of opportunities and roles within optometry - you could be working with the general public and carrying out eye examinations in a high street optometrists, treating specific eye conditions in a hospital or clinic or carrying out essential research in a university or laboratory. You could also be working with people with low vision or developing and fitting cutting-edge contact lenses for all kinds of eye conditions. If you have the right skills, you could work all over the world and one day you could be running your own business or department.

The profession of Optometry throws open interesting possibilities likes:

  • Correction of refractive errors of the eye and prescription of glasses.
  • Designing and fitting of contact lenses, prosthetic eye s and low vision aids.
  • Evaluation of the health status of the eye and referring patients to ophthalmologists at the right stage.
  • Detection of ocular related diseases like Cataract, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy etc.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ocular malfunction.
  • Practice Public Health Optometry in schools, colleges, slums, and rural area.
  • Practice Occupational Optometry in industries.
  • Conduct Optometric counseling for patients with patient sight, colour blindness, hereditary vision defects and disease etc.
  • Conduct vision rehabilitation and follow-up work of discharged patients.
  • Participate in public education on ocular hygiene and provide counseling in nutritional related and environmental awareness.
Course Highlights
  • BSc Optometry Course approved by Alagappa University
  • BSc optometry course approved by Kerala University of Health Science(KUHS)
  • Skill Oriented training in the hospital as internship as well as externship
  • Blooms Taxonomy learning system
  • Cambridge English Program
  • Clinical postings in our hospitals at   Kannur,Calicut and Perinthalmanna
  • Curriculum is blended with practical workshops and community based activities.
Learning Modules
  • Language I
  • English I
  •  General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physical Optics
  • Major Practical I
  • Allied I – Biochemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Physical & Geometric Optics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Rights
  • Optometric Optics
  • Visual Optics I
  • Optometric Instruments & Examination of Visual System
  • Major Practical II
  • Pharmacology
  • Women’s Right
  • Visual Optics II
  • Dispensing Optics
  • Systemic Disease
  • Examination of Visual System
  • A Pathology
  • General Awareness
  • Contact Lens I
  • Ocular Disease I
  • Binocular Vision I
  • Low vision Aid
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Major Practical III
  • Elective I (Nutrition/ Law & Optometry/ Clinical Psychology)
  • Contact Lens II
  • Ocular Disease II
  • Binocular Vision II
  • Geriatric & Pediatric Optometry
  • Major Practical III
  •  (Community Optometry/ Operation Theatre Techniques/ Nursing Procedures)
  • Project
  • Compulsory Clinical Internship

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“Joining BSc. Optometry here in Alsalama has changed my life become better .we have Cambridge English program every day so I have improved my communication skills “


Doctor of Optometry Graduate-2019

“Along with the theory lectures we also have clinical posting which gives more exposure and experience in the hospital, equipment as well as communication with patients. “



“All the teachers and staffs are very supporting and friendly.“



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