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Bachelor of Optometry

As a part of the holistic healthcare offerings, our college has introduced a Bachelor of Optometry which prepares students to learn and practice as optometrists. Vision correction and knowledge of lenses is the basic platform of this course that can land a graduate lucrative career opportunities in the eye-care industry. 
Bachelor of Optometry deals with the study of eye care. It can be defined as the science behind eye equipment that is aimed at improving the vision of the human eye. It deals with the methods of eliminating barriers and disruption in the eye vision that people may be suffering from. 

BCREC-APC also offers other professional courses that cater to the requirements of the industry. Such courses may include Bachelor of Computer Application, the knowledge of which is required by various domain.

Bachelor of Optometry also prepares the students for preoperative and postoperative care that cataract patients may require. It also grooms the students to identify eye problems that are caused by systematic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. 

You can also opt for B. Sc (Medical Laboratory Technology) to open doors of opportunities in the fields of lab technology. 

Our Vision 

To foster a symbiotic beneficial relationship between the institute and society through developing social responsibility and relevance. 

Our Mission 

To uphold the highest ethical education standards by inculcating responsibility, responsiveness and with the utmost professionalism. 

You can also opt for other professional courses that broaden your career horizons such as BBA in Hospital Management

Bachelor of Optometry involves subject like 

  • Basic biochemistry
  • Geometrical optics
  • Eye Anatomy and physiology
  • Optics and refraction
  • Pathology and microbiology
  • Nutrition and eye
  • Eye diseases and more

Candidates graduating with Bachelor of Optometry can opt for higher studies or can work as a  

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optics professor
  • Optometrist
  • Optician

With seminars, classroom discussions, lectures and group exercises we ensure quality learning. The course is offered for a span of 4 years that encompasses several intensive practical classes to render quality training and hands-on learning. The Bachelor of Optometry course details are taught elaborately to help our students have in-depth knowledge and to make robust enough to overcome every real-work situations and challenges. 

We also offer courses like BBA  (Supply Chain Management) with elaborate classes that help you be a competent supply chain manager. 

Our Bachelor of Optometry course intends to  

  • Develop an understanding of the domain
  • Increase analytical skills to evaluate clinical cases and be able to review suitable treatment plans 
  • Increase the understanding of the method of accessing the optical anomalies 
  • Help students practice referral skills and share patient care 
  • Make students capable enough to render therapeutic communication and counselling effectively
  • A graduate in Bachelor of Optometry course is expected to serve as a primary eye care practitioner and contribute to the success of this industry. 

You can also take a look at our other offering which includes professional courses like Bachelor of Business Administration and more. 

Eligibility

To seek admission in one of the best Bachelor of Optometry colleges in West Bengal like Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College Academy of Professional Courses, candidates should - 

  • Have passed Higher Secondary or 10+2 equivalent examination from a recognized board in India in Science stream
  • Have Physics, Chemistry, English along with Mathematics or Biology as the primary subject at the Higher Secondary level
  • Candidates awaiting their Senior Secondary score (results) can also apply post discussion with the authority on a provisional basis. 

Once you cater to the above easy-to-meet eligibility criteria, you can apply for Bachelor of Optometry online or offline as per your convenience. Kindly check the fee structure mentioned on our website and make the necessary payments. Keep the transaction reference safe with you for future reference. For any admission or payment related query you can revert to us. 

The Bachelor of Optometry Course Structure

 

1st Year - 1st Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
1st  1st  BO - 101 Geometrical Optics (Optics I) 3
    BO - 102 Psychology (General) 4
    BO - 103 Anatomy (General) 3
    BO - 104 Basics of Biochemistry 2
    BO - 105 Professional Communication in English 2

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
1st  1st  BO – 191 Geometrical Optics (Optics I) 2
    BO – 192 Physiology (General) 2
    BO – 193 Professional Communication in English 2
Total Credit : 20

1st Year - 2nd Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
1st  2nd   BO - 201 Physical Optics (Optics-II)  4
    BO - 202 Ocular Physiology and Nutrition 4
    BO - 203 Anatomy (Ocular) 3
    BO - 204 Environment and Ecology 2
    BO - 205 Computer Fundamentals 2

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
1st  2nd   BO – 291 Physical Optics (Optics-II) 3
    BO – 292 Computer Fundamentals 2
Total Credit : 20

2nd Year - 3rd Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
2nd   3rd   BO - 301 Visual Optics 3
    BO - 302 Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility  3
    BO - 303 Medical Pathology and Microbiology (General and Ocular) 3
    BO - 304 Pharmacology 3
    BO - 305 Ophthalmic Instrumentation and procedure -I 3

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
2nd   3rd  BO – 391 Medical Pathology and Microbiology (General and Ocular) 2
    BO – 392 Ophthalmic Instrumentation and procedure -I 3
Total Credit : 20

2nd Year - 4th Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
2nd   4th   BO - 401 Introduction to Vision Science 2
    BO - 402 Ocular disease-I  (Anterior Segment Disease) 3
    BO - 403 Clinical Refraction I 3
    BO - 404 Ophthalmic Lens and Dispensing Optics 3
    BO - 405 Ophthalmic Instrumentation and procedure -II 3

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
2nd   4th   BO – 491 Clinical refraction I 2
    BO – 492 Ophthalmic Lens and Dispensing Optics 2
    BO – 493 Ophthalmic Instrumentation and procedure - II 2
Total Credit : 20

3rd Year - 5th Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
3rd   5th   BO - 501 Low Vision Aids and Visual Rehabilitation 3
    BO - 502 Contact Lens 3
    BO - 503 Clinical Refraction -II 3
    BO - 504 Ocular Disease II (Posterior and Neuro eye disease) 3
    BO - 505 Public Health and Community Optometry 2

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
3rd   5th   BO – 591 Low Vision Aids and Visual Rehabilitation 2
    BO – 592 Contact Lens 2
    BO – 593 Clinical Refraction -II 2
Total Credit : 20

3rd Year - 6th Sem

Theory

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
3rd  6th   BO - 601 Systematic Condition and the eye 3
    BO - 602 Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods 3
    BO - 603 Specialized Contact Lens 3
    BO – 604 Professional Practice Management 2
    BO – 605 Applied Optometry and Orthoptics 3

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
3rd   6th   BO – 693 Specialized Contact Lens 3
    BO – 695 Applied Optometry and Orthoptics 3
Total Credit : 20

4th Year - 7th Sem

Practical 

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
4th    7th    BO – 781 Project Work 20

4th Year - 8th Sem

Practical

Year Semester  Paper code Paper Credits
4th    8th    BO – 881 Internship 10
    BO – 882 Comprehensive Viva-Voice  10
Total Credit : 20+20 = 40

Requirements for Honours degree – Additional 16 credits from MOOCS of the MOOCS basket

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