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Optometry Internship Programme Overview

12 months Program

  • 1 month of coursework along with clinical observation
  • 11 months of clinical posting in various department

Program Structure

  • During the 12 month of clinical training, after 1 month of pre-clinical training each trainee each trainee will be rotated through comprehensive, subspecialty clinics for practical-based training.
Program Details:
Eligibility Completed 3 years of Bachelor in Optometry (without any backlog/s) from a recognized university
Selection Process On merit basis through admission examination
No. of seats 40 per year
Duration One year
Mode of study Full time Regular Rotational Clinical postings.
Course Commencement 1st week of July
Internship locations Sharp Sight network including tertiary, secondary and primary eye care centres.
Course fee INR 50,000/- per year
Stipend INR 3000/- per month
Mode of payment Online Transfer / Demand Draft
  1. Be able to develop skills to provide Comprehensive eye examination.
    • Be able to correct refraction error and provide spectacle prescription.
    • To carry out Ophthalmic investigations.
    • To impart knowledge with regard to common eye diseases.
    • To impart knowledge on treatment modalities from the perspective of counselling.
    • To acquire knowledge about the referral guidelines for Ocular and systemic conditions.
  2. Be able to have adequate knowledge to fit, assess, prescribe and dispense Contact lenses for refractive correction.
  3. Be able to assess low vision and provide comprehensive low vision care.
  4. Be able to do basic binocular vision assessment, help co-manage non-strabismic binocular vision anomalies and make appropriate referral where surgery is warranted.
  5. Have knowledge of counselling on Visual/Ocular hygiene, nutritional and environmental modifications.
  6. To provide exposure and knowledge in research process in eye health care area.

Optometry Internship Programme

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