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Dept. of Ophthalmic Technology:

Dr. Nita Jarmarwala
M.B.B.S., D.O.M.S., M.S., D.H.A

Year of Establishment – 1984
Duration – 3 years
(Inclusive of 2 Semesters Internship)
Intake – 30
Eligibility – S.S.C. or equivalent, Min. 35%


The Department of Ophthalmic Technology was established in 1984 and has evolved since then to be known throughout the country as one of the leading centers for Optometry and Ophthalmic Assistant Training. With emerging technology, the department has constantly upgraded its curriculum for ‘Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology’ to make the students eligible to the needs of the Industry and Society as a whole.

Core Subjects :


Anatomy Physiology, Ocular Anatomy, Ocular Physiology, Physics, Clinical Ophthalmology, Mathematics, Optometry, Ocular Pharmacology, Ocular Pathology/ Microbiology, Entrepreneurship for Optometry , Orthoptics, Contact Lens, Language Communication Skills, Personality Development, Book-Keeping, Research & Survey, Computer Skills, Yoga & Stress Management.

Special Features :


Regular Hospital Visits extending  from Semester II to Semester IV.
Participation in 'All India Optometry Conference'.
Participation in Diagnostic & Surgical Eye Camps.
Provision of specialized equipments for student training and patient testing in the 'Eye Care Centre' of the Dept.
Interaction with Multinationals like Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Ciba Vision etc.

Training Partners & Employers :


§ Lotus Eye Hospital
§ P.D. Hinduja Hospital
§ Bombay Hospital
§ Bachooali Eye Hospital
§ Dr. Anand Kumta's Eye Clinic
§Bombay Port Trust Hospital
§ Nanavati Hospital

§ Jaslok Hospital
§Karsan Gala Hospital
§Pramukhswami Hospital
§Lawrence & Mayo
§ GKB Optolabs
§ Vision World
§ Segal Optics

Further Studies :


Post Diploma in :- Contact Lenses, Orthoptics, Low Vision, Optometry
Admission to the Second year of Degree Course in Optometry (B. Optometry)

Job Opportunities :


Technical Assistants to Ophthalmologists, Optometrists in hospitals/ private clinics, Optometrists of refraction work and prescription of contact lenses in optical outlets,.Community Health work related to Eye Care, Assistants in Managing Eye Banks, Employment with multinationals, Entrepreneurs - Starting and managing own optical outlets.



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