MALABAR INSTITUTE OF OPTOMETRY
The institute has been started in 2008 with a desire to educate and train young aspirants to acquire professional competence in the field of optometry. Malabar Institute of Optometry has left an indelible mark in the professional educational realm of Thrissur. It has been the forefront of paramedical education and training. More Than 1000 professional optometrists have already left this institute with wide knowledge and training and are now placed far and wide in different parts of the globe.
As we already have a full-fledged eye hospital the students undergoing studies in this institute will have abundant opportunity to get trained in most of the sophisticated equipment as well as other related matters with ophthalmology.
The college aims at developing competent professionals through high-quality training programs with a greater focus on practical training to empower them with necessary industrial skills.
To make a vibrant scientific and educational community who is creative, adaptable and internationally renowned for excellence in education and research and for improving the world through its students. Its discoveries and its outer reach.
Advancing the frontiers of knowledge in academics both theoretical and practical. Motivating and enabling all our students to seek the highest levels of intellectual achievement and personal growth and sharing the knowledge. Discoveries and inventions with the nation and the world.
UG DEGREE COURSE [4 YEARS]
Eligibility: Higher secondary with a science group or its equivalent
Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the eye and related structure as well as vision, visual system and vision information processing humans. Optometrists are trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision and in some surgical techniques including those for foreign body removal, corneal injury, eyelid and lacrimal disease. Removal of lumps and bumps around the eye and other related structures.
CAREER IN OPTOMETRY
The courses of study offered here are job oriented. It goes without saying that a graduate or postgraduate in optometry will not have to knock at the doors of employers for a job. There are plenty of job opportunities across the spheres of vision care. The optometrist can set up an independent practice and get employed in eye hospitals, clinics and optical outlets in and outside the country. On the basis of the WHO report, it is calculated that around 2 lakh optometrists will be needed in India alone by the year 2020. Efforts are underway to obtain legislative sanction for optometry as a paramedical profession. An optometry Council of India is also expected to come into existence shortly.
Malabar Institute of optometry has followed the semester cum choice based credit system.
For B.sc Optometry, the curriculum as the duration of three years (6 semesters) + 1-year Internship.
OTHER FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE
Highly qualified & experienced faculty
Fully equipped and sophisticated laboratories capable of providing competent practical training
Cafeteria within college premises
24* 7 generator facility
UPS backup facility
Soft skill lab