Doctor of Optometry

Objective

The students will carry out full eye examinations and gain specialist skills such as pediatric, binocular vision, contact lens and dispensing. In addition they will examine patients with a range of eye diseases and gain experience in dispensing spectacles. 

Role and Scope

Being a newly introduced program in Optometric and Visionary Science, it has tremendous job opportunities in public and private sector hospitals in the country. The graduates have opportunity for employment in pharmaceutical industry. Moreover running an independent optometric clinic will prove a noble option and fruitful experience.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    10 Semesters, 5 years

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre-Medical with minimum 55% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours
    required

    175

 

Semester 1

course(s) credit hours
Human Anatomy & Histology 4(3-1)
General Physiology 4(3-1)
Biochemistry- I 3(2-1)
Functional English 3(3-0)
Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
Vision Sciences –I 2(2-0))
Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 2

course(s) credit hours
General Pathology 2(2-0)
Biochemistry –II 3(2-1)
Ocular Anatomy 3(3-0)
Ocular Physiology 3(0-3)
Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
English 3(3-0)
Optics –I(Physical optics + Geometrical optics ) 2(0-2)
Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 3

course(s) credit hours
Optic-II 2(2-0)
Ocular Disease – I 2(2-0)
Communication skills 3(3-0)
Vision Sciences-II 3(2-1)
Introduction to Computers 3(2-1)
Optometric Instrument 3(2-1)
General Pharmacology 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 4

course(s) credit hours
Clinical Refraction 3(2-0)
Ocular Disease – II 3(3-0)
Clinical Medicine 3(2-1)
Clinical Practice of Refraction 2(0-2)
Mathematics for Optometry 2(2-0)
Ophthalmic Dispensing –I 3(3-0)
Behavioral Sciences 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 5

course(s) credit hours
Primary Eye Care 2(2-0)
Ophthalmic Dispensing –II 2(2-0))
BSV and Orthoptic techniques (amblyopia) 3(3-0)
Diagnostic Instruments-I 2(2-0)
Medical Ethics 1(1-0) 1(1-0)
Clinical Practice (Dispensing ) 2(0-2)
Fundamental Of Surgery 3(3-0)
Clinical Practice (Refraction + Diagnosis of Diseases) 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 18

Semester 6

course(s) credit hours
Diagnostic Instruments-II 2(2-0)
Introduction of Contact lens 2(2-0)
Introduction of Low vision 2(2-0)
Strabismus/ Orthoptics 3(2-1)
Ocular Emergency Handling 2(1-1)
Introduction to Retinal Disease 2(2-0)
Applied Statistics for Optometrists 2(2-0)
Clinical Practice (Diagnostic Instruments for Retinal Diseases ) 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 18

Semester 7

course(s) credit hours
Introduction to Neuro-Ophthalmology 2(2-0))
Contact Lens -II 3(3-0)
Clinical Practice (low vision) 2(0-2))
Community Medicine 2(2-0)
Clinical Practice Contact lens 2(2-0))
Low Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics 3(3-0)
Diagnostic Instruments Cases 2(1-1))
Introduction to Pediatric Optometry 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 8

course(s) credit hours
Ocular Pharmacology 3(2-1)
Basic Life Support 2(1-1)
Ophthalmic Screening Observations 3(2-1)
Contact lens cases Handling 2(1-1)
Orthoptics cases 3(2-1)
Recent advances in Optometry & Statistical Softwares 2(2-0)
Low vision cases 2(1-1)
Credit Hours 17

 

Semester 9

course(s) credit hours
Clinical Rotations I(Refraction, screening and Pediatric care) 6(0-6)
Research Methodology and Applied statistics 2(2-0)
Clinical Rotations II (Diagnostic & cornea) 4(0-4)
Clinical Rotations III (Contact Lens, dispensing, low vision) 6(0-6)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 10

course(s) credit hours
Clinical Rotation IV (General ophthalmology) 6(0-6)
Minor OT procedures 2(1-1)
Research Project /Thesis 6(6-0)
Credit Hours 14
Total Credit Hours 175