Your Career as Optometrist

By: YUSUF HASSAN


YOUR CAREER as OPTOMTERIST
Introducation
An optometrist is a primary health care professional who is institutionally educated and clinically trained in the art and science of optometry.he is required to examine the eye and the visual system diagnose the visual defects and problems ,prescribe and provide remedial, corrective treatment
If any pathological condition is detected during the examination,the optometrist immediately refers the patient to the opthomologist for medical therapy and surgical correction.
The optometrist not only refers(prescribe) power of lens but also helps in the introduction of new medicines and technology for eye through the research field.

How to become an optometrist?
The minimum qualification for becoming an optometrist is b.sc(optometry) however you can get a doctorate degree in this field too. .you need to pass 10+2 with physics chemistry and biology in order to get admission which is usually done by an entrance test

Where to study?
the number of collages offering optometry are very few in India.some of them are as follows:
THE lotus collage of optometry,Mumbai
All India institute of medical science,new delhi
Manipal academy of higher education,manipal
Christen medical collage,vellore
Pandit ravi shankar shukla university,raipur
N.t.r university of health science,vishakhapatnam
Mahatma Gandhi university,kottayam
University of calicut,medical collage,kozhikode e.t.c
Job prospect
Optometrist have a very bright career.india will requires around 2 lac optometrist in 2010.they can practice separately or under an organization and can expect around 30-40 thousand rupees per month .however this figure can increase even upto 1 lac per month
So why to wait? Prepare your self to get enrolled in order to make your dream of bright future true!

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