Bachelor Of Vision Sciences (5 Years)

University of Lahore

This degree is designed especially for those students who want to excel their career in the field of Optometry. They will be Called “Optometrist” and will add after the completion of their degree. This Degree will provide professional skill to them and they will be in a position to get better jobs as an "Optometrist" in health settings. Optometrist Provide general eye and vision care— some through general practice and others through more specialized practice such as contact lenses, geriatrics, low vision services (for visually impaired patients), occupational vision (to protect and preserve workers’ vision and minimize eye strain), pediatrics, sports vision, and vision therapy.
Currently there is a lot of demand for Optometrists in Pakistan as well as in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and in South Asia etc. It is estimated that one Optometrist is required per 10,000 people. But the total number of Optometry professionals in Pakistan is only one for 60000 people.

 

Degree Requirements

12 years of education i.e. FSc with minimum 50% marks

 

Why this Degree?

 Optometrist are independent primary health care providers and represent the front line of vision health. The eye health and good vision of the public are the prime responsibilities of Pakistan’s Doctors of Optometry, who:
• Specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures
• Diagnose ocular manifestations of systemic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and complications of the aging process such as cataracts and macular degeneration
• Prescribe medication to treat certain eye diseases
• Prescribe and fit eye glasses and contact lenses as well as safety eyewear and subnormal vision devises
• Provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation
• Work in conjunction with other health care providers to provide integrated, quality care for patients
• Educate patients about vision health and lifestyle choices for protecting and enhancing good vision and health

Courses Offered

Semester-I

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-101

Human Anatomy & Histology

4(3-1)

 

 

 

OD-102

General Physiology

4(3-1)

 

 

 

OD-103

Biochemistry and Genetics

4(3-1)

 

 

 

OD-104

Primary Eye Care

1(1-0)

 

 

 

OD-105

Functional English

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-106

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours :

18

 

Semester-II

 

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-107

General Pathology

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-108

General and Ocular Pharmacology

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-109

Ocular Anatomy

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-110

Ocular Physiology

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-111

Screening Observations

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-112

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-113

English-B (communication, technical writing & presentation skills)

3(3-0)

 

Credit Hours :

19

 

Semester-III

 

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-114

Community Medicine

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-115

Clinical medicine

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-116

Geometrical and Physical optics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-117

Vision Sciences

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-118

Ocular Disease Basics – I

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-119

Communication skills

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-120

Introduction to Computers

3(2-1)

 

Credit Hours :

20

 

Semester-IV

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-121

Optometric Procedures-I

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-122

Ophthalmic Nursing

1(1-0)

 

 

 

OD-123

Ocular Disease Basic – II

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-124

Physiological and Visual Optics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-125

Refraction

3(1-2)

 

 

 

OD-126

Mathematics for Optometry

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-127

Behavioral Sciences

2(2-0)

 

Credit Hours :

17

 

Semester-V

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-128

Fundamentals of Surgery

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-129

Ophthalmic Dispensing I

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-130

Strabismus

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-131

Optometric Procedures II (instrumentation)

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-132

Advance Ocular Diseases I

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-133

Advance Refraction and visual functions

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-134

Medical Ethics

1(1-0)

OD-135

Clinical Practice

1(0-1)

 

Credit Hours :

19

 

Semester-VI

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-136

Ophthalmic Dispensing II

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-137

Contact lens I

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-138

Low Vision I

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-139

BSV and Orthoptic Techniques (Amblyopia)

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-140

Pediatric Optometry

3(2-1)

 

 

 

OD-141

Clinical Practice

3(0-3)

 

 

 

OD-142

Applied Statistics for Optometrists

2(2-0)

 

Credit Hours :

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester-VII

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-143

Low Vision rehabilitation and Geriatrics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-144

Neuro-Ophthalmology

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-145

Contact Lens II

3(3-0)

 

 

 

OD-146

Clinical Refraction and instrumentation

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-147

Public Health Optometry

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-148

Clinical Practice

3(0-3)

 

 

 

OD-149

Advance Ocular Diseases II

3(3-0)

 

Credit Hours :

19

 

Semester-VIII

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-150

Clinical Reasoning and Diagnostic Procedures

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-151

Clinical Problem Solving

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-152

Basic & Advance Ocular diseases

2(2-0)

 

 

 

OD-153

Clinical Practice

4(0-4)

 

 

 

OD-154

Ocular Pharmacology

2(2-0)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours :

12

 

Semester-XI

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-155

Clinical Rotations I(Refraction, screening and Pediatric care)

6(0-6)

 

 

 

OD-156

Clinical Rotations II (Contact Lens, dispensing, low vision)

6(0-6)

 

 

 

OD-157

Clinical Rotations III (Diagnostic &Paeds& Ophthalmology clinic)

6(0-6)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours :

18

 

Semester-X

Course Code

Couse Title

Credits

OD-158

Clinical Rotation IV (Vireo-retina Clinic & Glaucoma Clinic)

6(0-6)

 

 

 

OD-159

Research methodology and applied statistics and Research Project

6(2-4)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours :

12

 

Total Credit Hours:

172

 

 


Offered at Campuses
 University of Lahore Main Campus, 1- Km Raiwind Rd, Near Bhubtian Bhowk , Lahore, Punjab
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