What is Optometry ?

Optometry is a primary health care profession for the eye.

What do optometrists do ?
  • Optometrists are primary health care practitioners of the eye, who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes :
  • Managing vision-related problems
  • Prescribing glasses, contact lenses and low vision aids
  • Detection/diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system
  • Providing non-surgical intervention for specific binocular vision problems like squint
  • Optometrists diagnose early the presence of eye diseases, offer counselling services on preventive eye and vision care and collaborate with other health disciplines including ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and other health sciences.
What are the different areas of specialization of optometrists ?

All optometrists provide general eye and vision care. Some optometrists work in a general practice, and other optometrists work in a more specialized practice such as contact lenses, geriatrics, low vision services (for visually impaired patients), occupational vision (to protect and preserve workers’ vision and minimize eye strain), paediatrics, sports vision or vision therapy, Optical outlet. Others may choose to enter optometric education and/or perform scientific research.

What are the career opportunities for Optometrists in India ?
  • Optometry is a rewarding and interesting career that gives an opportunity to provide important healthcare services to your patients.
  • The scope for optometric practice in India and abroad is great. Optometrists practice individually, in group practices with other eye care professionals, ophthalmic industry and work in teaching and research settings.
  • Your expertise will impact the lives of your patients as you provide eye and vision health.
Can I have an independent practice after I graduate ?

Optometrists are entitled to have an independent practice. In fact one fourth of the graduates of the NSO pursue independent practice.

Is there a demand for Optometry ?

People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of prevention and proper health care, which requires the services of optometrists now more than ever. There is an acute shortage of Optometrists in India.

Which is the best school or college of optometry for me ?

Nagar School of Optometry is a pioneer in providing quality optometry education. NSO is the first institution in Gujarat to provide a four year professional degree programme and 2 yrs Masters programme in Optometry. Run by Nagri Eye Research Foundation trust and Affiliated with Gujarat University. NSO is the premier Optometry institution in Gujarat with 8 years of experience in optometric education.

What is the eligibility criteria for applying to this course ?

Any student passing the Higher Secondary (+2) with excellent performance in B and AB group with GUJ-CET is eligible to enter the B.Optometry.

How much is the fees for the B.Optometry program ?
Rs.69,000/ year
What are the scopes for further education after B.Optometry ?

One can pursue Master of optometry, M.Phil in optometry, fellowships in speciality optometry, PHD; even one can get enrolled in O.D in foreign universities.

How do I get an application for admission into the course ?

Through Central Admission Committee or contact
Nagar School of Optometry
Shri.C.H.Nagri Municipal Eye Hospital, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad-380006,Gujarat, India.
Telepnone : 079- 26441788
E-mail : nagarschool@yahoo.com