About Diploma in Optometry

With the emergence of modern technology ushering a new age of innovative technological methods, it has opened up streams of career opportunities in the various areas of the industry. The Faculty of Medicine's Department of Paramedical and Health Sciences offers a 3 year diploma program in optometry which seeks to produce highly trained opticians who actively contribute to the industry and seek to provide the highest form of patient care. The program lays for the students a foundational understadning of the various aspects of the course preparing them for the field. Optometry makes use of medical scientific methods and machinery for the diagnosis and treatment of eyes, and involves specialised skillsets in developing lenses and eyewear. The faculty offers a comprehensive curriculum which seeks to develop the practical understanding of the students through various hands on training programs. For this purpose, the faculty is equipped with state of the art facilities and laboratories which provides students the finest exposure to the various forms of optometry research. The students are guided under the expertise of doctors who have vast experiences in the field, thus go on to provide the students with the effective training in regards to optometry. The Faculty is also equipped with a 750 bedded multi-specialty hospital which endeavours to provide the finest medical care to patients, thus providing for the students a ground for practical training.


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Diploma in OptometryProgram Outcomes

Why Study Diploma in Optometry

Optometry is one of the complementary fields of medical sciences which deals with the specializations relating to the eyesight. The program allows individuals the ability to develop and shape their understanding in regards to the various methods of eye treatment and diagnosis. Being a practical field, the students who study this program develop a key understanding into the various aspects of eye care. Therefore students who pursue this program get to be a step ahead into their knowledge and understanding of the innovative and contemporary optometry practices.


An ability to develop an understanding of the new dimensions of optometry and adapting to new changes in technology and innovation.


An ability to perform regular eye checks and effectively provide the highest form of patient diagnosis.

Vision Consultant

Vision Consultant

An ability to work as a responsible optician by following professional standards and ethical codes while providing quality treatment to the students

Optometry Researcher

An ability to use and maintain laboratory tools and equipment while following safety procedures to ensure the highest form of credibility and reliability.

Optometry Researcher
Laboratory Information System Analyst

Laboratory Information System Analyst

An ability to demonstrate growth in personal and professional responsibility which is necessary for the professional development of the students.

Duration: 3 years (Semester System)



Constituent College of Parul University


Eligibility Criteria

For admission to diploma in paramedical and health sciences, the candidate shall have passed 10th from a recognized board.


Mode of Admission

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Diploma in Optometry feesFees


Diploma in Optometry

₹ 60,000/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

Diploma in Optometry CurriculumCurriculum

Semester 1

Semester 2

Human Anatomy

Clinical Training in Human Anatomy Lab

Basic Biochemistry

Clinical Training in Basic Biochemistry Lab

Basic Physiology

Clinical Training in Physiology Lab

Basic IT Skills


Communication Skill



Semester 3

Semester 4

Applied Medicine

Clinical training in Pharmacology


OM MODULE-1 Ocular Anatomy,Physiology and Biochemistry


OM MODULE-2 Ocular Pharmacology and Pathology


OM MODULE-3 Ocular Surgery

Clinical Training in Pathology

OM MODULE-4 Systematic Diseases

Clinical Training in Microbiology Lab

OM MODULE-5 Community Opthalmology


Semester 5

Semester 6


OM MODULE-1 Ocular Injury And Emergency


OM MODULE-2 Health Care Management

Clinical Posting OM



Diploma in Optometry Curriculum Medical Resources


Central Clinical Laboratory

As a way of developing a medical research culture within the, the Faculty


Research and Development Lab

As a way of promoting research innovation and novel ideas in the field of medicine,


Multi-specialty Teaching Hospital

As a way of promoting a practical hands on training experience for the students, the faculty

Diploma in Optometry CurriculumActivities

Importance of training based learning in Paramedical and Healthcare sector

Under the Department of Paramedical and Health Sciences, seminars have been organized on regular basis wherein several healthcare professionals and practicing surgeons/clinicians participate on a common platform to discuss the present need and future avenues of skill-based education in paramedical/healthcare sector. Such type of activities are also under pipeline in areas of specialization such as Operation Theatre Assistance, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medical Services, Dialysis technology and others in which experts and students will unite on a common platform.

Field Visit to Zydus Hospital and Research Center, Anand, Gujarat

Zydus Hospital is NABH accredited and is said to be one of the best hospitals in the state. The facilities available at Zydus Hospital are highly advanced and host latest instruments in the field of diagnostics and medicine. The Senior Officer for the Facility Management and Senior Executive, Customer Care gave a detailed tour and presentation of the entire facility to the students. The Hospital harbors an OPD complex with specialized laboratories and centers, Renal Dialysis Units, Radiology Department with some of the best-in-class equipments. Besides, the students were also given a detailed understanding of the ICCU units, the Cath Lab, the OT units, the Neonatal Care Units and Patient suites for pre-op and post-op care and recovery. The visit provided a detailed insight into how an NABH accredited hospital functions with all the specialization departments that the students have chosen for their studies.

World Heart Day

In order to create awareness about some simple measures to secure a healthy heart, regular exercise, healthy diet and activities like session of Zumba exercises were kept in the morning. Hundreds of students participated actively in this event. An exhibition of heart healthy diet by students of Nutrition & Dietetics was organized in the campus and was visited by lot of visitors and students. They were counselled regarding adapting a healthy diet by consuming more of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pulses and legumes in diet and avoid excessive salt and sugar in diet.

Skill Fest

A 3 day State level event with a series of continuous and very relevant skill based workshops was organized at Parul University from 30th January to 2nd Feb. The event saw extraordinary response and participation from more than 700 medical as well paramedical students in Parul University campus as well as from outside campus. The themes of workshops were selected very precisely focusing upon imparting necessary skills to the students in some very important areas like Pediatric & Neonatal Resuscitation, Airway & Bronchoscopy, ECG, Mechanical Ventilation, Basic Radiographic techniques, ABG, X Rays, Cytology in Cancer detection, Basics of perfusion science and many more.