Fellowship Clinical Optometry   Bis Degree

Degree Courses in Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry defines the primary care optometrist as:

"A practitioner with ongoing responsibility for the total visual, ocular, and related care of a population of patients. Primary care optometry is a focus of practice activity that emphasizes the development and maintenance of a high level of knowledge and clinical ability over the entire area of eye / vision care and associated areas of eye-related health care."

As eye care in India progresses - both in widening its reach across the nation and in raising its standards to the highest levels - and new and more sophisticated products are available in the market, there is an increasing demand for competent optometrists who can provide the best eye care for people with visual disabilities.

To fulfill this need, the L V Prasad Eye Institute has established the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry. The school was established with the generous support of Bausch and Lomb, leaders in the eye care industry.

The Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry is located at LVPEI’s Kismatpur Campus, Hyderabad. Here, students can pursue the four-year off campus program B.S. Optometry of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani). In the fourth year of the course, the clinical training (internship) takes place at LVPEI’s tertiary eye institutes in Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam.

During the first three years of the course and the internship period, students are accommodated in four-seater rooms, at the Kismatpur Campus. Vegetarian food is provided in the campus canteen.

Candidates with an Intermediate BiPC or MPC and a minimum percentage of 60 are eligible to apply. Applications have to be sent to BITS, Pilani, after the notification appears in an Indian newspaper. Admission exams and interviews take place in July. The course begins on the first Monday of the month of August.

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Optometry Internship

The Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry at LVPEI offers a limited number of internship seats to students who have completed the first three years of their under graduate Optometry course from other colleges. External interns are posted in all three tertiary centres, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam.

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Optometry Fellowship

The L V Prasad Eye Institute offers a one-year Optometry fellowship to candidates with a BSc Optometry and a two-year fellowship to candidates with a Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques. During the course of the fellowship, fellows are posted at the comprehensive and sub-specialty departments of LVPEI’s tertiary institutes.

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Vision Technician Course

Ophthalmic Assistant Program Secures IJCAHPO Accreditation

LVPEI's Ophthalmic Assistant Program, the vision technician training program conducted by the institute's Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, has been accredited by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). The IJCAHPO accreditation is valid from June 2013 through May 2018.

Vision Technicians are eye care professionals who assist ophthalmologists in the clinic, participate in population screening programs and work independently at Vision Centers.

In the Vision Technician Course, students are trained in taking the history of patients, doing refraction and eye examinations (including slit lamp and applanation tonometry), and in the use of A-scan and the keratometer to calculate IOL power. They are also trained in community-based activities like doing surveys and screenings, and in informing local people on eye care.

The duration of the course is 12 months. For the first five months, students have classes and practical training at the Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry. They can make free use of the library and the computer center at the school.

After passing the theory exam, students are sent for their clinical training to L V Prasad Eye Institute’s rural centers in Andhra Pradesh and to the tertiary institute in Hyderabad. The duration of the hands-on training is six months.

In the last month, students need to back at the school for final classes and exams.

Students are accommodated in four-seater rooms at LVPEI’s Kismatpur Campus in Hyderabad, where the school is located. Vegetarian food is provided in the campus canteen.

Admissions to the course happen twice a year in the months of February and August and each batch accommodates around 25 students.

To be eligible, candidates must have successfully completed their 10 + 2 examinations.

For further details contact
Mark Nathaniel Thadikonda and Vijayamma
Nannepaga Centre for Eye Care Education,
L V Prasad Eye Institute,
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: +91-40-3061 2567/2568

Fax: +91-40-2354 8271

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