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Chitkara University launches 4-Year Bachelors in Optometry course

Collaboration with Lenskart for the course

Chitkara University launches 4-Year Bachelors in Optometry course


Chitkara University, located near Chandigarh, has announced the launch of a four-year BOptom Programme in collaboration with leading Indian optical eyewear retail chain Lenskart.

As a result of this association, students will be able to pursue a Bachelor's level degree after the successful completion of their Class XII.

The Bachelor of Optometry is a full-time degree under regular education pattern, including a year of internship. This undergraduate degree will train the students with the requisite skills and knowledge that is needed to work as an optometrist.

The students who pursue this course will be trained to understand the science behind diseases of the eye, its diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation and referral as appropriate.

Gaining in-depth knowledge will help the students to become professionals who can reduce vision-related issues. Devising ways to offer a functional and effective healthcare delivery system, the field of Optometry is one of the most important and fastest-growing fields.

The upcoming future reflects great promise for professionals who are in the practice of optometry, and even brighter for the ones who are studying to become optometrists. As a profession that is growing much faster than most other fields on the job market of the healthcare industry, Optometry is set to provide bright career growth to professionals.

Optometry

  • Optometry is a field of healthcare that is focused on dealing with the matters related to the eye.
  •  An optometrist provides primary eye and vision care, performs eye examinations to detect vision problems, and prescribes corrective lenses to correct those problems.
  • Optometry is a discipline that caters to offering the gift of an unobstructed and clear vision. 

Commenting on the collaboration, Peyush Bansal, Founder & CEO Lenskart, said, “Our mission is to provide vision to India! India has a huge vision deficit with over 300 million people deprived of vision correction and hence solving this gap requires over 100,000 more high-quality optometrists. To develop this talent requires combined practical and academic experience. With this partnership with Chitkara University Lenskart hopes to help develop the future workforce of vision care, that will be instrumental in shaping the future of primary eye care need in India.”  

In addition to training the students in fundamental subjects like Ocular anatomy, ocular diseases, neurophysiology of visual system, general anatomy, etc., the Bachelors in Optometry will also help the students explore jobs and entrepreneurial landscape in the field.

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