MESSAGE OF HOS
Assalam o Alaikum, Optometry is a diverse and engaging health care profession, which encompasses not only the detection of refractive errors, but also detection and management of eye diseases, fitting and prescription of contact lens, care of patients with low vision, offering advice on problems with color vision, it is a very vast field that goes side by side with all other medical sciences. I welcome you all to the School of Optometry, TUF and invite you to join us in this wonderful experience to increase your insight and knowledge in vision sciences. Being the pioneers of the degree of Optometry in Pakistan, we offer you the best and most complete degree programs in this field. We cater for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Optometry, with a very well trained faculty, a team of extremely competent doctors at our sister hospital MTH and a vast array of activities to optimize your learning experience, we also have the best research opportunities available with a well-equipped postgraduate lab to boost your research and academic skills alongside excellence in clinical training. Prof.Dr. Aamir Ali Chaudhary, Head School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad.
Message of Senior Coordinator
Assalam o Alaikum, Me and my faculty welcome you all to School of Optometry at The University of Faisalabad. We are hopeful that we will be able to cater to all your academic and extracurricular needs for making you the best possible Eye Physicians of this nation. Optometry is one of the most blessed professions as it deals with enhancing and aiding people with the gift of sight, perhaps one of the most important and most fascinating senses of the body. Here at TUF, we will offer you a comfortable, conducive environment for both M.Phil and OD students in clinical , academic and research aspects, we will also guide you through the whole process of career counselling and job applications with the assistance of my competent faculty and wonderful alumni. We are hopeful you embark on this journey with us and we ensure you it will be a memorable one. if you have any queries , i am ever present to answer them. Dr.Komal Atta Assistant Professor /Senior Coordinator, School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad.
Our aim is to comply with vision 2020 goals set by WHO create exemplary practitioners and promote intensive research culture in vast and ever growing field of optometry. Our graduates will be equipped with all latest knowledge and practical techniques that will enable them to work as world class vision specialists
The mission of the School of Optometry is to enable our graduates to become specialized health professionals with deep knowledge and understanding of technical aspects of optometry such as orthoptics, low vision assessment and prosthesis and to inculcate magnetism to pursue excellence in Education & Research with a futuristic approach, qualities of leadership and Innovation guided by the teachings of Islam
To provide opportunities in acquiring advanced knowledge and develop expertise in vision science and enable the students to conduct research in the ophthalmic and pharmaceutical industries. Our graduates will be capable of performing duties in the hospital eye service meant for registered optometrists and in optometrist setups.
They may work in eye hospitals as:
- Contact lens practitioners
- Paediatric optometrists
- Low vision practitioners
- Serve as consultant optometrists and dispensing advisors in corporate optical outlets
- Work with multinational companies as technical experts
Our graduates may find jobs in both public and private sector organizations inside or outside the country as indicated below:
- Public Health Departments/Hospitals
- Teaching and Research Institutions
- International Organizations
- Hospitals/ Health Care Centers
- Teaching and Research Institutions
- Independent clinics