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Home » Career Mentor » Optometrist
Career Mentor Details of "Optometrist"

Name of The Profession

Optometrist

Who is a Optometrist and what does he/she do?

Optometry deals with treatment of ailments related to the eye. An Optometrist deals with deals with vision and eye care and sometimes also involved in eye research.

They are responsible for conduction of surgeries, apart from prescription of eye glasses. Optometrist are required to carry out a year of internship, and has to undergo minimum 3 years of hospital based training to gain hands on experience in treatment of eye disorders. They also have to keep themselves updated in the field of eye related ailments and treatment procedures which involves delicate instruments.

Qualifications Required

A master's or a bachelor's degree in Master's degree in health services administration, health care sciences, and eye related diseases with a subject in optometry.

Where can I go and study to become a Optometrist?

       India
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, Punjab.
  • Guahati Medical College And Hospital, Guwahati, Assam.
  • Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry, Mumbai.
  • Elite School Of Optometry, Chennai.
  • Academy of Optometry, Kolkata.

       UK

  • Gateshead College
  • Newham Sixth Form College
  • North West Kent College
  • City and Islington College
  • City of Westminster College
       USA
  • Coruva University Faculty of Medicine
  • Lund University - Sweden
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University
  • Queen's University

Where can I work as a Optometrist?

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Research labs

Potential earning capacity per annum:

Optometrist’s salary package could be somewhere between rs symbol 2 Lac to rs symbol 2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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