About Optometry Department
Optometry is a healthcare profession that focuses on the care of the eyes and visual system. Optometrists are primary healthcare practitioners specialized in providing comprehensive eye and vision care to patients. They play a crucial role in the early detection, diagnosis, and management of various eye conditions and visual problems.
One of the key areas of optometry is refraction and dispensing. Optometrists are trained to perform refractions, which involves determining the appropriate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They use a variety of techniques and instruments to assess the patient & visual acuity and determine the most suitable corrective measures.
In addition to refraction, optometrists are skilled in the detection and diagnosis of eye diseases. They use specialized tools and techniques to examine the structures of the eye, including the retina, cornea, and optic nerve, to identify any abnormalities or signs of disease. Optometrists are trained to recognize conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions is crucial for timely intervention and treatment, which can help preserve vision and prevent further deterioration.
Optometrists also play a vital role in the co-management of eye diseases. This involves working closely with other healthcare professionals, such as ophthalmologists, to provide comprehensive care for patients with conditions that require ongoing management or surgical intervention. Optometrists may monitor the progression of diseases, adjust treatment plans, and provide post-operative care to ensure optimal outcomes for their patients.
The rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system is another important aspect of optometry. Optometrists are trained to help patients with visual impairments or conditions that affect their visual function. They may prescribe specialized glasses, contact lenses, or low vision aids to improve visual acuity and enhance the quality of life for individuals with visual limitations. Optometrists also provide guidance and support for patients with conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) or binocular vision problems.
Overall, optometrists are highly trained healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Their expertise in refraction and dispensing, detection and diagnosis of eye diseases, co-management of conditions, and visual rehabilitation allows them to address a wide range of eye-related concerns. By ensuring early detection, appropriate treatment, and ongoing care, optometrists play a crucial role in maintaining and improving the eye health and visual well-being of their patients.
NOBLE PROFESSION WITH MISSION OF GIVING BETTER VISION
Department of Optometry, School of Allied Science, Malla Reddy University, aspires to make significant contributions to Eye and Vision Care knowledge and Vision Science and to provide meaningful service to humanity.
Department of Optometry, School of Allied Science, Malla Reddy University, adds value to the state of Telangana, India and the world through excellent, effective, and efficient optometric and vision science education, research, service, and patient care programs.
Department of Optometry has an unyielding commitment:
1. To scholarship and research, which provide the underpinning of optometric and vision science education and service.
2. To strengthen the provision of optometric care to a diverse public.
3. To cherish the value that diversity in faculty and students brings to optometry and vision science.
This Course can be Pursued by both BiPC (Biology) & MPC (Maths) background Students in Intermediate/10+2 equivalent with Minimum 50% marks required for admission
It’s a Autonomous Clinician Course which has wide range of Scope and
Opportunities in Eye Care like Government, Private & Corporate Sectors etc while still others are engaged by The Military, Public Health Service, Teaching Institutions, Individual Practice & Ophthalmic Industry throughout the world. The areas of specialization in this Course include Contact Lenses, Vision Therapy, Low Vision (Working With Visually Impaired Patients), Sports Vision, Ocular Disease, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Occupational Vision, Education And Research.
About more than 60% (70Crore) of Indian Population are suffering with the increasing Eye Diseases and Disorders, there is a huge need of Optometrist in India & over the world.