RIT School of Paramedical Sciences, Department of Optometry, offers Hands-on training and clinical teaching in all the specialty areas of Optometry. Besides this, Department also offer patient care in Primary eye care, Contact Lens, Low vision and Pediatric & Binocular vision.
An Optometrist is a health care professional who deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system by utilizing Optometry as the science of eye care, use of specialized eye care equipment, including lenses and spectacles which is permeated with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and removing all kinds of obstacles of sight which an individual may experience.
In India, the demand for qualified optometrists is expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Industry estimates in India point a requirement of over 2,00,000 institutionally-qualified optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meagre 5,000 qualified professionals. Also, with leading optical chains coming up, Optometrists are highly in demand.
Graduates of this program can find placements in traditional and non-traditional areas including:
- Tertiary eye care Hospitals
- Optical and Contact lens industries
- Private Practice