As per the World Council of Optometry, Optometry is a health care profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated. Optometrist are the primary health care practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection / diagnosis and management of disease in the eye and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together, are eligible.
Usual relaxation allowed by Government of Kerala for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and SEBC candidates.
The student should have 17 years of age as on 31st December of the admission year.
MODE OF SELECTION TO THE COURSE
The selection of students for the course shall be made strictly based on merit as decided by the competent authority approved by the Government of Kerala and Kerala University of Health Sciences and as per guidelines of the respective council from time to time.
As stipulated by the Government of Kerala and/or KUHS from time to time.
DURATION PERMITTED FOR OF COMPLETION OF THE COURSE
The duration of course is three years + One year compulsory rotating internship. The maximum permitted period of completion of the course will be 8 years including internship. (Double the duration of course period).
As per KUHS Academic Regulations and course syllabus prescribed from time to time.
One year compulsory rotating internship.