Career opportunities

Optometrists are the major providers of primary vision care as independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures. Optometrists also do testing to determine the patient’s ability to focus and coordinate the eye, judge depth perception, and see colors accurately. The Practice of optometry offers independence, flexibility, and diversity, and optometrists may choose to practice in inner cities, suburbs or rural areas. Opportunities exist in solo or group practices, multidisciplinary practice, health maintenance organizations, clinical or hospital settings, and government within the Public Health Service. Teaching and research offer added opportunities.
  •        Independent Practice as an Optometrist
•        Start own specialty clinic like contact lenses, Low Vision, Orthoptics.
•        Start an optical establishment/ store for scientific dispensing of visual aids.
•        Start manufacturing unit to make ophthalmic lenses/ spectacle lenses
•        Job opportunities with eye care companies like Bausch & Lomb, Essilor,
          Zeiss, Ciba Vision, AMO, Titan eye plus, reliance, Johnson & Johnson etc.
•        Avail overseas job opportunities.
•        For those interested in higher studies, post graduation in the form of fellowships as
          well as Masters & PhD programs are available in India & overseas.
•        Take up teaching as a career option
•        Take jobs with corporate & private hospitals, NGOs.
•        Administrative Career after MBA in Ophthalmic Practice