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Bachelor of Optometry and Ophthalmic Technology

BOOT (Bachelor of Optometry and Ophthalmic Technology)

The scope of Optometry includes the detection of common eye diseases, the management of binocular vision problems such as squints and lazy eyes and the prescription of spectacles and contact lenses. The Bachelor degree in Optometry is a programme that aims to produce professionally competent optometrists serving as primary eye care health practitioners. NIMS University is one for the few premium institutions in India that offers a Bachelor degree in Optometry and Ophthalmic.

Program Code BOOT lateral entry BOOT(LE)
Duration Min. Duration 4 Years 3 Years
Max. Duration 6 Years 4 Years
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 with PCB/PCM DOOT

 

 

 

Tuition Fees per annum 30,000/-

Lateral Entry Fees 5,000/-

 

YEAR I

Course Code

Course Title

Theory/Practical

Continuous Assessment (Internals)

Credits

ENG14101 Communication For Professionals

70

30

5

ANT14101 Anatomy & Physiology

70

30

5

MBL14105 Basic Biochemistry, Pathology & Microbiology

70

30

6

OPH14101 Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

70

30

6

OPH14102 Ocular Pharmacology

70

30

6

ANT14101P Anatomy & Physiology

35

15

1

MBL14105P Basic Biochemistry, Pathology & Microbiology

35

15

1

OPH14101P Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

35

15

1

TRN14101 Hospital Training-I

200

1

TOTAL

32

 

YEAR II

Course Code

Course Title

Theory/Practical

Continuous Assessment (Internals)

Credits

CSC14207

Fundamentals of Computer Science

70

30

5

OPT14201

Physical & Geometric Optics

70

30

5

OPH14201

Ocular Disease

70

30

6

OPH14202

Dispensing Optics

70

30

6

HHM14202

Hospital Procedure

70

30

6

OPT14201P

Physical & Geometric Optics

35

15

1

OPH14201P

Ocular Disease

35

15

1

OPH14202P

Dispensing Optics

35

15

1

TRN14201

Hospital Training-II

200

1

TOTAL

32

 

YEAR III

Course Code

Course Title

Theory/Practical

Continuous Assessment (Internals)

Credits

OPH14301

Visual Optics

70

30

5

OPH14302

Orthoptics

70

30

5

OPH14303

Optometric Instruments & Clinical examinations of Visual System

70

30

6

OPH14304

Contact Lens & Low Vision Aids

70

30

6

OPH14305

Public Health & Community Ophthalmology

70

30

6

OPH14301P

Visual Optics

35

15

1

OPH14303P

Optometric Instruments & Clinical examinations of Visual System

35

15

1

OPH14304P

Contact Lens & Low Vision Aids

35

15

1

TRN14301

Hospital Training-III

200

1

TOTAL

32

 

YEAR IV

Course Code

Course Title

Theory/Practical

Viva Voce

Credits

CST14401 Ophthalmic Case Studies

100

50

6

RPT14401 Optometry Reflective Report

100

50

6

 

Please click here to download a copy of the syllabus

After the completion of BOOT, you will find a challenging career opportunities with Optician shops, eye doctors, and Contact Lens companies, Ophthalmic lens industry and hospital eye departments. A technician can work for eye testing, Contact lenses, squint exercises, etc. You can start your own eye clinic, Optical shop, lens manufacturing unit. You can also get job opportunities with Optician shops and hospitals in India and abroad.

Common job profiles of students after completing BOOT include:

Optometry Technicians, Ophthalmic Assistants and Ophthalmic Nurses.

 

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