Scope of Optometry
The scope for Optometric practice in India and abroad is great and unlimited. It is a dynamic and challenging career which could achieve personal growth, community respect and offers job flexibility, financial success and unlimited opportunities. In India, the demand for qualified optometrists is Expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Industry estimates in India predict a requirement of over 2 lakh institutionally qualified Optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meager 5,000. Also, with new hospitals coming up and optical chains opening shops here, optometrists are and will be much in demand.
Optometry is a health care profession i.e. autonomous, educated and regulated, and Optometrists are the primary health care practitioners of the eye and the visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and prescribing both correctional spectacle and contact lenses or eye exercises, detection or diagnosis and management of diseases in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system, or referring for further management. Ahalia School of Optometry has recorded consistent improvement in its academic, research and placement performance. It offers a range of innovatively designed programs whose curricula are constantly updated to meet the changing requirement of the industry and also to meet the needs of the people who are visually disturbed.