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B.Sc. OPTOMETRY

B.Sc Optometry is an Undergraduate Program offered by the KMCT College of Allied Health Sciences, Calicut.

Programme Summary

Optometry is a health care profession which is concerned with the health of the eye and related structures. The Optometry degree course includes study of the examination, diagnosis and treatment of eye, specially related to visual, optical system, refractive error and their correction, using lenses and other optical aids.

Moreover it covers the study of vision screening, diagnosis of visual problem, orthoptics and vision training, optometric counselling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness and hereditary vision defects.

An optometrist is a healthcare professional who provides Primary Vision Care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye disease.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Laboratory Facility

The college has six well equipped laboratories – anatomy, physiology, physical, mechanical work shop,  visual  and clinical.

  • Physical Lab

The Physical Lab of KMCT CAHS consists of Optical Bench Metallic, Double rod, Bras, spectrometer, Air wedge plate set, and polarimeter.

  • Mechanical Work Shop

The mechanical workshop of KMCT CAHS comprises of Two Spindle Spherical Machine, Two Spindle Cylindrical Machine, and Lensometer.

  • Visual Lab

The visual lab of KMCT CAHS is a well maintained lab with trial set, Snellen’s distance vision Drum, and Streak Retinoscope.

  • Clinical Lab

The clinical lab contains keratometer, ophthalmoscope, Tomometer, Slit lamp, and synoptophore.

SCOPE & OPPORTUNITY

  • Help ophthalmologists in hospitals & clinics
  • Run optical shop
  • Job chances abroad.
  • Manufacturing and supply of ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses and ophthalmic instruments.
  • Commencing business unit for optical lenses.
  • Higher study opportunities to take up teaching Optometry as a career. 

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