Bachelor of Optometry is a four-year program offered by Tribhuvan University. It encompasses the study of physical and life sciences, as well as optometric sciences such as optics, ocular anatomy, visual assessment, ophthalmic optics, ocular pathology, and the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems.
Objectives of Bachelor of Optometry
The main objective of Bachelor of Optometry program is to provide knowledge and build practical skills in primary eye health care in visual and optical science in high school graduates.
Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Optometry
To qualify for admission, you need to meet certain academic requirements in your secondary education or its equivalent:
You must have achieved a minimum of 50% or a GPA/Course Grade Point Average of 2.4 in your Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects from a recognized educational institution.
Alternatively, if your academic program follows the A-level or a similar grading system, you should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects and obtained a minimum of 50% or a GPA/Course Grade Point Average of 2.4 to pass
If you are pursuing qualifications in health sciences, like Ayurveda, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, or Ophthalmic Science, you must have a minimum passing mark of 50% in relevant subjects. This requirement applies to programs such as BAMS (PCL in Ayurveda), BSc MLT (Diploma in Health Lab), BSc MIT (Diploma in Radiography), BPT (Diploma in Physiotherapy), B Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy), and B Optometry (Diploma in Ophthalmic Science). You should also be registered with the relevant council.
For Health Science-related proficiency certificate level or diploma programs in General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Radiography, Ayurveda, or Physiotherapy, you must have passed with a minimum aggregate score of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Additionally, you should be registered with the respective council.
Career and Scope
Job prospects as optometrists.