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Diploma In Opthalmology Technology
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About the Course:

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology is a 3 years (2 years in case of 10+2 entry) long Diploma certificate program. This course is well known by the short name of DOT. In this article, you will be reading about DOT course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus and career prospects.

You must be wondering what Ophthalmic Technology course is all about. Ophthalmology is a discipline that focuses on eye care. Topics such as eye examination, vision defects, ocular diseases, corrective surgery, optics etc are covered in this discipline. The post of 'Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor, as laymen call it)' is the highest available job profile in this field. Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology professionals are trained to assist and work under Ophthalmologists.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology course trains students in areas such as examining patients, basic treatment of vision problems, work on eye testing and other ophthalmic equipment, monitoring patients, prescribing and dispensing spectacles and contact lenses and optometry practices.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology is a Diploma certificate program. The course duration is 3 years (for 10th passed students). In case of most institutes offering this course, the academic year is divided into semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months.

Intake : 20 Seats
Management : 16 Seats & Government : 04 Seats

  • 10th pass as the minimum educational qualification required. For 10th passed students, the course duration is 3 years.
  • On the other hand, 10+2 Science stream (PCB subjects) passed students. For 10+2 entry, course duration is 2 years (in case of some institutes).

6 month internship training programme for those who will continue the bachelor degree course as mentioned in the syllabus of aforesaid course.


DOT professionals are capable of testing/examining patients, prescribing and dispensing spectacles and contact lenses, operate ophthalmic equipment/instruments and optometric practices.

Using the above set of skills, DOT professionals may find work at Eye care hospitals (where they may work under Eye Doctor), Optical shops, Nursing homes, Units manufacturing lenses and other optical aids, Units manufacturing optometry equipment and Testing labs.

Well known job profiles available in front of DOT professionals include- Ophthalmic Assistant, Ophthalmic Nurse, Optometry Assistant and Lab Assistant.

Course Features  
Course Durations: 2 year - PUC
3 Year - SSLC
Elizability 10 +2
Certification: yes
Study Level: Intermediate
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