B. Voc. in Optometry

The Center for Vocational and Technical education of SNDTWU at Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic was established in 2017. The four year degree program in optometry was started with an intake of 30 students every year and a lateral entry to the diploma passed students to the second year . To start the degree program was the need of the hour in the field of vision care and primary eye care . It will be a highly skilled training program with 3 years of teaching and one year of internship. With emerging technology and advances in the field of optometry the department has prepared a Visioncare based skil development curriculum to make the students eligible to the needs of the optical Industry and work as primary eye care practitioners

Course Information

Year of Establishment – 2017
Duration – 4 years (Inclusive of 2 Semester Internship)
Intake – 30
Eligibility – HSC (science )or equivalent, Min. 50 %

Core Subjects

Anatomy Physiology, Ocular Anatomy, Ocular Physiology, Physical optics Geometric optics Ocular diseases Mathematics, Optometric optics, Ocular Pharmacology, Ocular Pathology/ Microbiology, Entrepreneurship for Optometry , Orthoptics,Low Vision care, Contact Lens,Systemic disease , Biomedical wastes, Business Communication Skills, Personality Development, Research methodology,Computer Skills, Yoga & Stress Management.

Special Features

Regular Hospital Visits extending from Semester II to Semester VI attend Vision screening program Participation in 'All India Optometry Conference',Optical exhibitions,Participation in Diagnostic & Surgical Eye Camps.

Provision of specialized equipments for student training and patient testing in the 'Eye Care Centre' of the Dept. Industry Interaction with Multinationals like Essilor , Gangar optics , Titan Eye ,Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson,Hoya lens ,Lenskart etc.

Training Partners & Employers

Lotus Eye Hospital
Pramukswami eye hospital
P.D. Hinduja Hospital
Karsan Gala Hospital
Bombay Hospital
Ramkrishna mission hospital
Bachooali Eye Hospital
L M Patel rotary hospital
Gangar optics
Titan eye plus

Further Studies

Fellowships in Contact Lenses, Orthoptics, Low Vision, vision therapy community optometry etc Admission to the Masters program in Optometry.

Job Opportunities

  • Technical Assistants to Ophthalmologists,
  • Optometrists in hospitals/ private clinics,
  • Optometrists to do refraction work and prescription of contact lenses in optical outlets,
  • Educators in optometry training institute
  • Community Health work related to Eye Care,
  • Assistants in Managing Eye Banks,
  • Employment with multinationals in optical industry
  • Entrepreneurs - Starting and managing own optical outlets and vision clinics