Welcome to Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology (VIIO)

ABOUT VIIO :-

• World class infrastructure with well-equipped Labs and Clinics
• Individual care and attention
• Special training in functional and communicative English
• Special emphasis for personality development
• On the job training with Senior
• Learning by Participation, Interaction, Sharing and Doing
• Interactive sessions with subject experts
• Regular workshops and seminars
• Regular Counseling and Mentoring by teaching faculty
• Assistance in job placements
• Clinical training at Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology and Prabha Eye Clinic.

It is affiliated to RGUHS(Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,Bangaluru)

TEACHING FACULTY

VIIO has qualified and resourceful faculty members on its role.



What is Optometry?

Optometry is a health care profession that is autonomous and concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing correctional lenses, eye exercises and/or visual rehabilitation care for visually impaired, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment.


SCOPE

• The scope for optometry in India and abroad is great. The demand for qualified optometrists is expected to rise sharply in the coming years.
• Industry estimates in India predict a requirement of over 2 lakh institutionally-qualified optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meager 5,000.
• With new hospitals coming up and optical chains opening shops here, optometrists are much in demand.
• India annually needs at least 5,000 trained optometrists in rural, suburban and urban areas. But with only about 1,200 graduates passing out of optometry institutes every year, there is a severe shortage of trained hands.
• Add to also that the fact that the optical industry is growing at about 20 per cent every year. As a result, there will be a boom in optometry in the years to come.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

• Independent practice as an Optometrist
• Start own specialty clinic like Contact lenses, Vision Therapy, Low vision rehabilitation.
• Start an optical establishment/store for dispensing of visual aids.
• Start manufacturing unit to make Ophthalmic lenses/Spectacle lenses
• Job opportunities in Multinational Eye Care Companies.
• National and International job opportunities in Gulf, European and Western countries, etc.
• Pursue higher studies – Master of Optometry and Ph.D
• Teaching career
• Jobs in corporate and private hospitals
• Administrative career after MBA in ophthalmic practice


PROGRAM OFFERED:

Bachelor of Optometry – 4 years

Number of seats available is 20

Course Duration

Four years (Three years academic and one year internship).

Internship

This course includes 1 year of internship after completion of third year in Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology in specialties like contact lens, low vision, binocular vision and dispensing.

Eligibility:

PUC /12th Standard in PCMB / PCMC / PCME / PCM / PCB or 2 / 3 years of Diploma in Optometry

Age:

Candidates should be of minimum 17 years of age as on December of the year of admission


Selection Criteria:
Selection will be based on percentage of Marks obtained in qualifying exam, performance in the personal interview and also on first come first basis.

Evaluation
At the end of each academic year, the students will be evaluated in both Theory and practical. Each component will have a term-end and internal assessment.. A student has to secure a minimum of 50% marks separately in internal assessment and term-end of each course .At the end of the fourth Year; the students will be awarded B.Sc degree In Optometry after successful completion of course requirements

Medium of Instruction
For both theory and practical, medium of instruction will be in English.

How to Apply
Application and prospectus can be collected from VIIO on payment of Rs 200/- by cash or DD in favour of Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology payable at Bangalore. Filled application form along Application address with scanned / xerox copy of relevant certificates and documents may be sent to PRINCIPAL at the below mentioned address Address: C.A. Site #1, 2nd Cross, 2nd mail, 7th Block, Hoskerehalli, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bengaluru – 560085

Bachelor of Optometry (Lateral entry) – 3 years

Number of seats available is 2

Course duration
Three years (Two years academic and one year internship).

Internship
This course includes 1 year of internship after completion of third year in Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology in specialties like contact lens, low vision, binocular vision and dispensing.

Eligibility: 2 / 3 years of Diploma in Optometry

Age: Candidates should be of minimum 17 years of age as on December of the year of admission


Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on percentage of Marks obtained in qualifying exam, performance in the personal interview and also on first come first basis.

Evaluation
At the end of each academic year, the students will be evaluated in both Theory and practical. Each component will have a term-end and internal assessment.. A student has to secure a minimum of 50% marks separately in internal assessment and term-end of each course .At the end of the fourth Year; the students will be awarded B.Sc degree In Optometry after successful completion of course requirements

Medium Of Instruction
For both theory and practical, medium of instruction will be in English.

How to Apply
Application and prospectus can be collected from VIIO on payment of Rs 200/- by cash or DD in favour of Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology payable at Bangalore. Filled application form along with scanned / xerox copy of relevant certificates and documents may be sent to PRINCIPAL at the below mentioned address. Address: C.A. Site #1, 2nd Cross, 2nd mail, 7th Block, Hoskerehalli, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bengaluru – 560085

CONTACT DETAILS:

Mobile No : +91-6361995875

Email Id : vittalaoptom@gmail.com

Website : https://www.viio.org

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