BS Optometry

BS Optometry is a 4 years degree program that provides advanced knowledge about vision care and diseases related to it. Biochemistry, biophysics, engineering, epidemiology, molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, optics, ophthalmology, optometry, pathology, physiology, psychology, statistics, and any other discipline that relates to the eye and its problems are all covered in the BS Vision Sciences (Optometry). It provides a wide range of medical knowledge about eye and related issues. It also includes practical knowledge and training as an optometrist.

This course establishes a solid foundation for comprehending the history of modern vision science. The Bachelor of Science in Vision Science is intended to produce scientists who will engage with ophthalmic enterprises to develop technology, diagnostic devices, and patient treatment alternatives. Students will perform comprehensive eye exams and learn specialized skills such as pediatrics, binocular vision, contact lens fitting, and dispensing. They will also assess patients with a variety of eye problems and practice dispensing eyewear.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Optometry
  • OPD & Ward Procedures
  • Visual & Clinical Optics
  • Ocular Diseases
  • Instrument Optics
  • Basic & Clinical Refraction
  • Physical & Geometrical Optics
  • Microbiology
  • General Physiology
  • General Anatomy

Eligibility Criteria

  • FSc pre-medical / equivalent with minimum 50% marks
  • Pass admission test (as per university criteria)

Scope

In developed countries, optometry is a well-established specialty, with optometrists playing a major part in eye care by providing services in the fields of refraction, contact lens practice, low vision management, orthoptic, and ophthalmic dispensing. Optometry has progressed in Pakistan over the last ten years. Optometrists are in high demand, especially since the government has created positions in teaching hospitals, DHQ hospitals, and THQ hospitals. To meet the country’s needs, there is also a lot of room for work in non-governmental organizations.

Optometrists can work in both the public and private sectors, in places like public health departments/hospitals, teaching and research institutions, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and in places like hospitals/health care centers, teaching and research institutions, and independent clinics.

Universities Offering BS Optometry in Pakistan

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