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BS Optometry and Orthoptic

Program Overview

Introduction

Optometry is a diverse and engaging health care profession, which encompasses not only the detection of refractive errors, but also detection and management of eye diseases, fitting and prescription of contact lens, care of patients with low vision, offering advice on problems with color vision, it is a very vast field that goes side by side with all other medical sciences.  Optometry is one of the most blessed professions as it deals with enhancing and aiding people with the gift of sight, perhaps one of the most important and most fascinating senses of the body.

Optometrist Provide general eye and vision care some through general practice and others through more specialized practice such as Contact lens practitioners, Pediatric optometrists, Orthoptists, Low vision practitioners (for visually impaired patients), Serve as consultant optometrists and dispensing advisors in corporate optical outlets, occupational vision (to protect and preserve workers’ vision and minimize eye strain), sports vision, vision therapy, work with multinational companies as technical experts.

Optometrist may find Jobs inside & outside the country in public sector such as Public Health Departments/Hospitals, Teaching and Research Institutions, International Organizations, NGOs and in private sector such as Hospitals/ Health Care Centers, Teaching and Research Institutions, Independent clinics.

Optometrist may continue their studies as many universities inside & outside the country are also offering Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees.

Our aim is to comply with vision 2020 goals set by WHO create exemplary practitioners and promote intensive research culture in vast and ever growing field of optometry. Currently there is a lot of demand for Optometrists in Pakistan as well as in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and in South Asia etc. It is estimated that one Optometrist is required per 10,000 people. But the total number of Optometry professionals in Pakistan is only one for 60000 people

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COURSE FACTS

Study LevelStudy ModeCourse LengthIntakeCredit hoursClasses Timing1st Semester fee
UndergraduatFull Time                        4 YearsSpring & Fall Week days (8am to 4PM)Rs:112,321

ENTRY TO BS OPTOMETRY AND ORTHOPTICS

Eligibility CriteriaSeatsScholarships   Application Deadline
F. Sc. Pre-Medical with minimum 50% marks/ Equivalent qualification Up to 100%    

 

Contact

UAN: 033-11-000-111,
UAN Lahore: 042-111-747-424