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The Department of Optometry offers comprehensive eye care services such as exams, prescriptions, and management of eye conditions using advanced technology. The institution collaborates with healthcare professionals, conducts research, and provides education. Through community outreach, optometrists promote eye health and access to care. The holistic approach of the course in Optometry improves the study of vision, prevents vision loss, and enhances the overall quality of life for patients of all ages, emphasizing both treatment and preventative measures.

Amity University Punjab provides courses in Optometry which encompass comprehensive eye care services, including examinations, prescriptions, and management of ocular conditions. Utilizing advanced technology, the courses provide interdisciplinary collaboration, education, and research. Through community outreach, it promotes eye health awareness and access to care. The interdisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive care for patients with complex eye conditions or systemic diseases affecting the eyes.

Course Duration

  • Bachelor of Optometry (4 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor of Optometry (4 Years)
    10+2 ( Min 50 %) with PCM/PCB or 10+2 Vocational Course (Ophthalmic Technique) in their respective elective subjects and English individually both in theory as well as practical (Min 50 %)


Bachelor of Optometry (4 Years):- First Year: 1,13000

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  • Bachelor of Optometry (4 Years )

The learning outcomes of studying optometry include acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Conduct comprehensive eye examinations.
  • Prescribe and fit corrective lenses, such as glasses and contact lenses.
  • Utilize advanced technology for diagnostic testing and treatment.
  • Contribute to research and innovation in optometry and vision science.
  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards while serving as primary eye care providers.
  • Provide patient-centred care and counselling on eye health and visual hygiene.
  • Engage in lifelong learning to stay updated on advancements in the field and maintain professional competency.
  • Participate in community outreach initiatives to promote eye health awareness and access to care.
  • Diagnose and manage various eye conditions and diseases.

Studying optometry offers several key advantages:

    • High Demand: Optometrists are in high demand globally due to the increasing prevalence of vision problems and eye diseases, providing ample career opportunities.
    • Job Stability: Optometry is a stable profession with a steady demand for services, offering long-term career stability and job security.
    • Positive Impact: Optometrists make a significant impact on patients' lives by improving vision, preventing vision loss, and detecting systemic diseases through comprehensive eye examinations.
    • Financial Rewards: Optometry can be financially rewarding, with competitive salaries and opportunities for practice ownership and entrepreneurship.
    • Work-Life Balance: Optometry offers a good work-life balance, with flexible scheduling options and the ability to tailor practice hours to suit personal preferences.
    • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Optometrists collaborate with other healthcare professionals, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and expanding professional networks.
    • Lifelong Learning: The field of optometry is continually evolving with advancements in technology and research, providing opportunities for lifelong learning and professional development.

Amity University Punjab, Mohali has a diverse faculty with expertise in various aspects of optometry and related fields. The faculty members with doctoral degrees in optometry, vision science, or related disciplines contribute to teaching basic and clinical sciences, as well as conducting research. Our faculty members collaborate to maintain accreditation standards, conduct research, and contribute to the advancement of optometric education and practice.

Studying optometry offers a wide range of career prospects with opportunities for professional growth. As the demand for eye care services continues to grow, optometrists play a crucial role in improving vision and enhancing the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Some of the key career paths are:

  • Clinical Practice: Optometrists choose to work in clinical practice, providing primary eye care services such as comprehensive eye exams, prescribing glasses and contact lenses, diagnosing and managing eye diseases, and offering vision therapy.
  • Specialized Optometry: Optometrists can pursue specialized areas of practice such as paediatrics optometry, geriatric optometry, low vision rehabilitation, sports vision, contact lens fitting, and ocular disease management.
  • Academia and Research: Optometrists interested in teaching and research can pursue academic careers at universities, colleges, and optometry schools. They can teach courses in optometry, vision science, and related disciplines, mentor students, and research to advance knowledge in the field.
  • Ophthalmic Industry: Optometrists can work in the ophthalmic industry for companies that manufacture eyewear, contact lenses, ophthalmic instruments, diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Hospital and Medical Centres: Optometrists can work in hospital settings alongside ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals, providing specialized eye care services, managing ocular emergencies, and participating in multidisciplinary teams for patient care.
  • Public Health and Government Hospitals: Optometrists can work in public health organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to promote eye health, prevent blindness, and provide vision care services to underserved populations.
  • International Opportunities: Optometrists have opportunities to work internationally, contributing to eye care initiatives in developing countries, participating in humanitarian missions, and collaborating with global health organizations to address eye health disparities.