Diploma in Optometry

Diploma in Optometry in CMC Vellore’s Chittoor campus

(Awarded by the CMC Vellore Association/*Christian Medical Association of India)

Optometry is a branch of Vision Science that deals with the study of the eye and its optics & function. Students are trained at the department of Ophthalmology in the field of vision science, in the study and diagnosis of various types of refractive errors and eye diseases. The course includes hands on training in specialties like contact lenses, low vision aids, ophthalmic instruments and assisting an ophthalmologist. Opportunities following the completion of the course include being an Optometrist, Clinical Assistant, employment in Eye Hospitals and setting up own Optical Showrooms.

There are opportunities to do Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes as well.

Eligibility for Diploma in Optometry and Ophthalmic Technology (awarded by CMAI):

Pass at 10+2 level or its equivalent, with 50% aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Duration / No of seats per year

The courses are affiliated with the appropriate national and regulatory bodies specifically mentioned under each course. All admissions are provisional pending approval by the regulatory bodies. Approximate fee structures are given in the Annexure.

CMC Vellore-Chittoor Campus Courses

Name of the course open category Minority Network category Total Course Internship
Diploma in Optometry (Affiliated to CMAI) 2 2 4 2 Years -

Entrance Test - Science based paper

Eligibility - Diploma in MLT *Eligibility-Diploma in Engineering; Entrance Test - Speciality paper

Diploma Courses - Chittoor Campus

course Tuition Fee Others Total
1st Yr 2nd Yr 1st Yr 2nd Yr 1st Yr 2nd Yr
Optometry 400.00 400.00 3,730 3,140 4,130 3,540

Hostel Fee: One time Deposit Rs.7500/-, Yearly Payment Rs. 10,500/-, Monthly Bill Rs.3800/-

Most of the training will be held in Chittoor, with a few in the Vellore campus. Only limited accommodation is available, exclusively for outstation students. Institutional transport is available between the Vellore hospital campus and Chittoor campus.

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The Registrar,

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