1. What is Optometry?
Optometry is a study related to the human eye, its problems & treatment.
2. What are duties of optometrist?
Optometrists are primary eye care professionals who examine and treat ocular diseases and help in transforming lives through the gift of vision. They deal with a variety of visual problems affecting people from children to elders. They are trained to estimate the refractive errors and prescribe the corrective measures such as spectacles, contact lens and other low vision aids. Optometrists can even detect systemic health conditions through examination of visual system.
3. Will Optometry be an interesting study that suits my interest?
If your interest is in any of the following then…here is amazing future for you.
- Health or Medicine,
- Development of high-tech affordable systems
- Commercialization of product,
- Humanitarian projects of helping people,
- Advanced technology development.
4. What are benefits of being an Optometrist?
Imagine being a graduate and understanding how to control the growth of the eye with an optical device. That’s what learning and career is all about. You will be having opportunity to use your learning to make a difference.
5. What are the benefits of studying Optometry in IIVM?
IIVM is the only institute in the country where you get to earn a double degree. B.Sc, Optometry and a Professional diploma in Personal Effectiveness.
Here we specifically ensure that : a. You Rise above and Beyond in your life by understanding your skills and by being purposeful.
b. You Rise above and Beyond in your life by understanding your skills and by being purposeful.
c. you acquire all the skills sets that make you industry ready
d. you gain critical thinking skills to be a good decision maker and problem solver in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment
6. What is the scope for optometry?
According to Global Eye Health Statistics, 15 million people in India are blind or visually impaired.
Poor access to comprehensive eye examination and spectacles in the rural areas has been the main root cause for this problem. This could be addressed only if we are able to raise sufficient number of trained human resources.
7. How many are myopic in the world?
Myopia is where your vision is blurred. Myopic has doubled in last 20 years. 83% of 18 years girls are myopic shows a recent study. By year 2020 2.5 billion people will be myopic on planet earth. Mainly because of children’s outdoor activities are limited while there is a huge increase in near eye activity.
8. What are the causes for eye problems?
Over exposure to blue light radiation from digital devices
Eye strain due to pollution and UV radiation
9.What are the major causes of blindness
Major causes of blindness are
U V Lighting
Cataract 48%, Glaucoma 12%, Trachoma 9%, Age related macular degeneration 9%, and Diabetic retinopathy 5%