Welcome to the KD Institute of Optometry (KDIO)
Are you ready to embark on a journey towards a rewarding career in eye care and vision health? Look no further than KD Institute of Optometry, where we offer a comprehensive Bachelor of Optometry program to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent optometrist. With the government's approval and affiliation with Gujarat University, our program ensures a high-quality education aligned with industry standards.
Gain access to state-of-the-art optometry labs, advanced vision testing equipment, and modern teaching methodologies.
Our program emphasizes integrated learning and all-around development, ensuring you receive a competency-based education that equips you to succeed in the optometry industry.
Educational Program Highlights
- Duration: The Bachelor of Optometry program is a 4-year course comprising 3 years of academic study and 1 year of compulsory internship. Gain practical experience and real-world exposure during the internship phase at KD Hospital, a core part of your learning experience.
- Integrated Learning: Our program emphasizes integrated learning and all-around development, ensuring you receive a competency-based education that equips you to succeed in the optometry industry.
- Experienced Faculty: Benefit from the expertise of our collaboration with Ophthalmologists who are up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of Optometry.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: We provide state-of-the-art educational tools and international teaching methodologies to enhance your learning experience.
- Community Project - Project Disha: At KD Institute of Optometry, we take pride in giving back to society. Our parent hospital, KD Hospital, runs "Project Disha," a noble initiative to serve the underprivileged population with eye care needs. As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in this community project actively, providing eye care services to those in need and positively impacting their lives.
Skills You Will Acquire
Upon completion of this undergraduate degree program, you will be equipped to undertake a range of essential tasks, including:
- Correction of refractive errors of the eye and prescription of glasses.
- Detection of eye-related systemic and neurological diseases.
- Designing and fitting contact lenses, aniseikonic lenses, and low vision aids.
- Diagnosis and Orthoptic treatment of Oculomotor malfunctions such as heterophoria and strabismus.
- Primary eye care in schools, colleges, urban slums, and rural areas, and as an Occupational Optometrist in industries.
- Optometric counselling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness, and hereditary vision defects.
- Evaluation of health status and pathological conditions of the eye and visual system and referral of patients to specialists at the appropriate stage.
As a graduate of our Bachelor of Optometry program, you will have a wide range of career options available to you, including:
- Working as a consultant optometrist in leading eye hospitals and industries.
- Becoming a Contact Lens consultant, Low vision consultant, or pediatric Optometrist with leading industries in the ophthalmic sector.
- Working as an Optometrist in the retail sector with various eye care industries.
- Running an optical shop.
- Contributing to blindness prevention through eye screening and low vision services.
- Pursuing a career in sports vision, public health, government service, or community health centres.
- Providing clinical services to multinationals in India and overseas.
- Pursuing higher study options like Fellowship, Master's program in optometry, PhD. Programs and taking up teaching optometry as a career.
Why Choose KD Institute of Optometry?
At KD Institute of Optometry, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional education and a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in optometry. Here are some compelling reasons why you should choose our Bachelor of Optometry program:
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: Gain access to state-of-the-art optometry labs, advanced vision testing equipment, and modern teaching methodologies. We ensure that you receive hands-on training using cutting-edge tools and techniques to prepare you for the industry's challenges.
- Placement Opportunities at KD Hospital: As a KD Institute of Optometry student, you have the advantage of direct placement opportunities at the Ophthalmology department of KD Hospital, a leading and well-established healthcare institution in Gujarat.
- Industry Internships and Placements: Strong industry connections and opportunities for internships at reputed eye hospitals and clinics.
- Experienced Faculty: Learn from highly qualified and experienced faculty members passionate about teaching and research.
- Research and Innovation: Participate in ongoing research projects and partnerships with industry leaders.
- Student Support Services: Benefit from counselling, career guidance, and extracurricular activities for holistic development.
- Holistic Development: Beyond academics, we foster all-around development. Participate in cultural events, sports activities, seminars, and workshops to enhance your personal and professional skills, preparing you to become a well-rounded optometry professional.
- Convenient Location: Our institute is strategically located, providing ease of access for both local and outstation students. Enjoy a comfortable learning environment with a well-connected campus.
Imagine a world where you can help people see clearly, where you can bring light into the lives of others. This is the world of optometry, and your journey begins here.
Optometry is not just a career; it's a vocation built on empathy and compassion. By choosing optometry, you step into a world where your actions can profoundly impact lives. Consider this: 1 out of 3 people worldwide suffers from vision impairment, and 80% of these issues are preventable or treatable. As an optometrist, you'll be at the forefront of change, empowering lives by enhancing vision, preventing suffering, and advocating for eye health. It's a career that offers the profound satisfaction of knowing that every day, you're making the world a clearer, brighter place, one eye at a time.
As a student in this field, you'll gain hands-on experience, working alongside experienced professionals. You'll be at the forefront of state-of-the-art technology, ensuring that your skills are always sharp. Alongside classroom teaching, You get an opportunity of participating in our community initiative 'Project Disha', which involves visiting to rural areas to provide doorstep eye care using our advanced mobile eye van.
Dr Anuja Desai
KD Institute of Optometry