Department of Optometry

Department of Optometry

The department of Optometry was established in the year 2021. We offer full time Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom)that follows semester based and credit-based evaluation system. Department of Optometry focused in educating the next generation Optometrists and vision science researchers. We provide well equipped practical rooms, hands on experience, clinical demonstration, adequate library, journal club presentation, clinical case discussion and exposure to community eye camp. Our graduates aim to facilitate the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders.

Mission & Vision

Establish state of art facilities for world-class optometry education and interdisciplinary research.

Establish state of art facilities for world-class optometry education and interdisciplinary research.

Establish state of art facilities for world-class optometry education and interdisciplinary research.

Vision: Establish state of art facilities for world-class optometry education and interdisciplinary research.


Optometry knowledge: Graduates will provide care to patients –efficiently and in a cost-effective manner –under the range of various settings, and maintain foremost the interests of individual patients

Professional competence: The graduates will interpret results of common ophthalmic procedures, develop differential and definitive diagnose, including the skilful use of vision care instruments and material and management of eye and vision condition

Optometric management: Graduates will be able to design, manufacture and prescribe diverse optical aids including spectacles, sunglasses, ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses etc.

Scientific attitude: Graduates will be utilize sound scientific principles during interactions with patients and peers, educational endeavours, research activities and in all other aspects of their professional lives.

Problem analysis: Graduates will be able to demonstrate the scientific and statistical principles underlying the practice of optometry.

Design and develop complex problem: Graduates will be able to develop systems that meet the required needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal and environmental considerations.

Develop/design solution: Graduates will be ableto design solutions for complex optometry problems and use research based knowledge and research methods including designs of examination, analysis and interpretation of data and combine the information to provide valid conclusion

Optometric assessment: Graduates will be able to examine, diagnose and advise treatment, modality and solution for various ocular disorders.

Critical thinking: Graduates will learn to interpret results of common procedures, develop differential and definitive diagnoses, devise and implement treatment and management strategies, including the skillful use of ophthalmic materials.

Communication: Graduates will learn to communicate effectively on complex optometric activities with optometry body and with society as such in eye screening and being able to comprehend and write effective reports, provide effective presentations and propose solutions.

Ethical learning: Graduates will learn to apply ethical principles and to commit professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the optometric practice.

Life long learning: Graduates will be cognizant and responsive to the health care needs of the community and will possess. The initiative and critical acumen required to continuously improve their knowledge through life long learning

Environment and sustainability: Graduates will understand the impact of professional optometry solution in society as well as on environmental basis and display the knowledge of need of productive and sustainable development.

Incremental development of students learning and clinical skills development through the stages of the programme.

Integration of theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of the curriculum

Knowledge and skills acquired during study will help the graduates to solve the wide range of ocular problems encountered in optometric clinical practice.

Ability to develop a professional attitude towards the patients, colleagues and communities.

Salient Features

Advanced well equipped lab

Optometry specialty like contact lens, low vision, vision therapy lab

Journal club presentation

Resource Library

Community camp exposure

Clinical observation ship

Core Values

We value ethical practice and we are committed to professional collaboration, community involvement, accountability, integrity and respect.

Why This Department

Department of Optometry supports professional identity of Optometrists to promote independent scope of Optometric practice and integrate within the health are delivery system. Graduates will undergo advanced professional and clinical training to create opportunities in future practice.

Message Desk

Name: Dr. Dipanwita Ghosh
Designation: HOD Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences

“There is only purpose in the whole life of education” – Swami Vivekananda. Welcome to the department of Optometry, Swami Vivekananda University. An Optometrist are comprehensive eye care practitioner who evaluate eye and visual system, provides refractive correction, defect and diagnose ocular disease, manage and rehabilitate eye and visual system with vision therapy and low vision care. The Bachelor of Optometry programme not only offers excellent clinical skill-based learning but also committed to educate and train our next generation Optometrists and vision researchers. The radical program envisages to develop Allied Health Care practitioner for eye care specialty. The international standard course curriculum, excellent teaching pedagogy and flexibility in practice, industry-oriented training and observation, placement opportunity makes SVU stand high among one of the best Optometry providing institute in West Bengal.

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