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Optometry

This presentation will help students to decide if optometry is good for them as a career or not. it throws light on the career path options we have after completing Optometry.

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Optometry

  1. 1. OPTOMETRY AS A CAREER Nisha Kumari Optometrist, NSPB - India Dr. R.P. Centre, AIIMS
  2. 2. What is WHAT-metry ???? •The term optometry comes from Greek words : opsis (veiw) & metron (something used to measure). •Optometry is a health care profession concerned with the eyes and related structures as well as vision, visual systems and vision information processing in humans. What will we become ???? OPTOMETRISTS SOUNDS GOOD
  3. 3. HOW will we become ???? After 10+2 Bachelor of Optometry B.Sc. (H) Optometry B.Sc. (H) Ophthalmic techniques Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) B.S.Vision Science
  4. 4. What do we DO ???? Optometrists are primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care which includes detection/diagnosis and non surgical management of ocular diseases, refraction and dispensing and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. They are the first point of contact for ocular conditions. SAB UPAR SE GAYA
  5. 5. WE GO TO A UNIVERSITYWE STUDY ………. HYPOTHETICALLY ;-)WE GRADUATE …. FINALLY !!!!
  6. 6. CAREER OPTIONS AFTER B.OPTOMETRY HIGHER STUDIES MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES • OPTICAL INDUSTRY • CONTACT LENS INDUSTRY • OPHTHALMIC EQUIPMENTS INDUSTRY HOSPITALS / CLINICS • PRIVATE HOSPITALS • PRIVATE CLINICS • GOVT. HOSPITALS OWN PRACTICE • OPTOMETRY CLINIC • OPTICAL SHOP • MASTER DEGREE • PhD TEACHING • OPTOMETRY SCHOOLS/ COLLEGES. RESEARCH • EYE CARE • PUBLIC HEALTH
  7. 7. HIGHER STUDIES  Master of Optometry  M.Sc Clinical Optometry  M.Sc Vision Science  Public health  MBA  Fellowships in specialized areas  PhD  Abroad  Higher studies in basic & applied sciences
  8. 8. MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES – Start as a company executive & progress to the post of manager & later as director. – Can serve as an advisor to a particular company. – Can work as a product trainer, consultant – In professional services of the company – Can draw strategy & business plans for the MNC – Clinical application specialist – Desirable qualification - MBA Nazmul Alam Mazumder Professional Services, Bausch & Lomb Khem Raj Nackwal, Professional Services Manager, Bausch & Lomb Kulbhushan Singh Sr. Manager Essilor India Pvt. Ltd. Kritika Singh Former Professional Services Bausch & Lomb Joginder Dahiya Clinical Application Specialist Alcon Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. Ranjay Kanoujiya Clinical Application Specialist Alcon Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
  9. 9. HOSPITALS & CLINICS  Consultant optometrist, ophthalmic assistant, ophthalmic technician,orthoptist, refractionist  Orthoptics  Contact lens  Low vision assessment  Refraction  Various ocular investigations
  10. 10. OWN PRACTICE – Optometry clinic – Optical shops – Eye hospital setup in collaboration with ophthalmologists Anand Murti My Eye Care Vandana Choudhary S. S. Vision Udita Mukherjee Sumit Kumar The Visionary
  11. 11. teaching Teaching assistants Optometry tutors / demonstrators Assistant professor, Associate Professor, Professor Head of Department of optometry OPTOMETRY
  12. 12. RESEARCH In the field of eye care, community eye care, public health, basic sciences
  13. 13. PERKS OF BEING AN OPTOMETRIST Sober environment Noble profession Service to the community Respect in society Professional growth Training the future professionals Self satisfaction DUAA  YOU GET TO LOOK IN THE EYES OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ;-) JOKES APART ……
  14. 14. THANK YOU HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD

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