Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology

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.

Course Information

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

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
Jaslok Hospital
P.D. Hinduja Hospital
Karsan Gala Hospital
Bombay Hospital
Pramukhswami Hospital
Bachooali Eye Hospital
Lawrence & Mayo
Dr. Anand Kumta's Eye Clinic
GKB Optolabs
Bombay Port Trust Hospital
Vision World
Nanavati Hospital
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.