About Optometry and Optometrist
Optometry is a health care profession dealing with vision, ocular health, and visual information processing in humans. Optometry is a dynamic and challenging profession that provides unlimited career opportunities. A career in optometry offers a good income, tremendous potential for growth, job security, and a good work environment.
An optometrist is an independent primary eye care professional who performs comprehensive eye examination, diagnosis and management of disorders of the visual/ocular system. The types of treatment offered by optometrists are: prescribing glasses, contact lenses and low vision aids, binocular vision therapy/ treatment, and rehabilitation of the visually impaired.
Scope of Optometry
Optometry at SRM
2011 marks the commencement of Optometry at SRM. Within a small span of time the demand for the course has made a huge leap as the SRM B. Optom curriculum offers a b foundation towards a high-quality optometry practice. First year to third year of B. Optom course offers a dynamic program which incorporates interactive classroom sessions, webinars, project works and rich clinical exposure. During the third year of the course, the students get involved in research work and are given a platform to present their work at various conferences/congress. In the final year, optometry at SRM offers a unique internship programme where the interns get exposure at various specialties which include eye hospitals, optical chain outlets, private optometry clinics & field works. At the end of internship, the students are given job opportunities through Campus recruitments. The department has faculty members who are exemplary in academics and research. The students and faculties have won laurels in both academics and cultural.