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Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology

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Diploma in ophthalmic technology is a diploma course that is designed to produce trained and qualified professionals who assist ophthalmologists in order to diagnose and treat patients. The course gives a detailed understanding of the light and geometric optics, including refraction and reflection.

The diploma in ophthalmic technology expands on medical and surgical ideas learnt in life systems and anatomy, physiology and ophthalmic sickness amid the graduate degrees. The diploma in ophthalmic technology course is an important and career oriented one that opens many opportunities for the candidates after the completion of their course.


  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 level (Karnataka PUC, ISC, CBSE, state boards) in Science stream with 40% (GM) and 35% (OBC/SC/ST) aggregate marks or equivalent from a board recognised by RGUHS with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. 

  • The candidate should have passed 10th with 40% (GM) and 35% (OBC/SC/ST) aggregate from recognised board


The duration of the course is 3 years for the students joining after their SSLC or 10th. While the duration of the course is 2 Years for the students joining after PUC or 10+2. 

Syllabus for Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology

The students of Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology will be studying the following subjects during their course

Sl No

Subjects of Study


Basic Human Sciences


Basic Physics of Light


Communication Skills


Computer Science


Basic Pharmacology


Dispensing Optics


Optometry Instruments


Contact Lenses


Community Optometry


Basic Orthoptics


Visual Optics


Ocular Diseases and Conditions


Hospital Training


Optic Powers and Lenses


Optical Focus

Career and Scope

The ophthalmic Technology is the branch of medicine that is solely dedicated to the field of ophthalmology and vision disorders. Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology students have numerous job opportunities in the field. They are hired in eye hospitals, eye clinics, multi-speciality hospitals, optical shops, optical instrument manufacturing companies, spectacle and lens manufacturing companies, etc.

The Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology course has gained importance these days and the demand for the skilled diploma ophthalmic technology students has increased many fold times. They can land in excellent careers with good career growth prospects

Salary Package

The average salary for the fresh Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology students ranges from 2 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs per annum. The average experienced professionals will be earning around 3.5 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs per annum. The salary increases exponentially according to the experience and skills gained during the career.

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