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Diploma in Optometry and Low Vision

About the Course

University of South Asia run DOLV course which addresses the growing need for well-prepared eye care professionals. Optometry is an eye health care profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Optometrists are licensed medical professionals trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision, and to diagnose and treat various eye diseases.

How much will it cost (2016-2017 fees)?

Full programme (one-year study): BTD 1,34,592.

How long will it take?

Academic Session for Diploma in Optometry and Low Vision program shall extend over a period of 1 year, 3 semesters.

How often will I need to attend?

A student must attend all the classes. Up to three absences, per course, in a semester may be excused.

What qualification do I need?

This is a professional diploma course. Any one meet one of the following requirements are eligible for admission.

  • Higher Secondary Certificate passed (Science group preferred)
  • Successfully completed course from MATS.
  • Diploma in Nursing completed
  • Graduation in any subject.
When and how should I apply?

The University calendar is arranged so that students may start in January, May or September.

What will I be studying?

You are required to complete 3 semesters to obtain 30 credits.

You will cover a rotating combination of:

Optometry & Low Vision

How will I be taught?

Face-to-face teaching, lectures and seminars.

How will I be assessed?

Through course assignments and/or in-class tests, plus formal examinations.

What study resources are available?

Access to computer facilities and library

What careers can I go on to?

Employment of optometrists is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Optometry is a field that offers plenty of job opportunities to suit a variety of wellbeing and skills. There is a growing need for greater numbers of properly-trained Optometrists at all levels of governmental and non-governmental organizations including international health agencies. They are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the eye related problems today and in the future. Optometrists provide the majority of primary vision care services. A degree in Optometry & Low Vision offers an excellent career prospects in

  • Private practice, in your own practice, in partnership or as an employee of a large optical company
  • Hospital Services
  • The optical industry
  • NGO’s and INGO’s

Course Overview

Study Area : Optometry & Low Vision

Course Code

Course Name


Biological foundation of Clinical Optometry


Primary Eye Care


Ophthalmic Pharmacology


Geometric Optics


Physical Optics


Clinical Optics


Optometric Instruments


Binocular Vision and Orthoptics


Clinical Refraction


Basic Dispensing Optics


Low Vision


Cataract study


Contact Lens


Diabetic Retinopathy & Glaucoma


Community Eye Health Optometry


Pediatric Optometry


Hands on Training/Clinical Attachment


36 Credits