VISION SCIENCES (Optometry & Orthoptics)

  1. BS in Vision Science (Optometry / Orthoptics) – Four Year Degree Program.
  2. BSc. in Vision Sciences (Associate Degree in Vision Sciences) – Two Year Degree Program.

The profession of optometry / orthoptics is dedicated to the prevention of blindness and enhancement of visual function. Optometrists / Orthoptists are the Eye Health Care Professionals recognized across the globe who may practice independently, licensed primary eye care providers offering a wide range of vision care services. As primary eye care providers, optometrists / orthoptists are an integral part of the health care team and an entry point into the health care system.    

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Optometrists / Orthoptists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye, as well as diagnose and refer patients to other health care providers for a variety of systemic and neurological conditions that are frequently diagnosed during the primary eye examination. 

Career in Vision Sciences
The demand for vision care services continues to expand and exceed the current human resources in the profession.

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As innovative technologies become available for the diagnosis and treatment of potentially blinding conditions, the need for vision sciences expertise (optometrists / orthoptists) will be significant, making promising present and future career prospects for the optometrists / orthoptists.  Some of the career choices for optometrists / orthoptists include:

  • Hospital based practices (Private / Public Sector)
  • Private practice /Self Employment
  • Retail optical skills laboratories 
  • Industry ( including industry safety programmes, insurance companies and ophthalmic products manufacturers)
  • Academic institutions (including teaching, training and research)
  • Specialty vision care (specialized optometry in private or clinical practices in the areas such as primary care optometry, elder care, low vision, sports vision, contact lenses, vision therapy etc)  

Program Facts:

Available Seats 25 seats per semester
Duration 8 semesters (4 years)
Credit Hours 130
Eligibility Criteria F.Sc (Science Group) with minimum unadjusted 50% marks from Pakistan or an equivalent qualification from any other university/school
Admission Criteria Academic Qualification 60%. Test / Interview 40%
Intake Spring & Fall (Twice a Year)
Class Timings 08:00 am to 02:00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Scholarships Need and Merit based Scholarships

Detail of Courses

First Year


First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HMLG131 English 1 2(2 + 0)
ALST111 General Anatomy 2(2 + 0)
ALPL121 General Physiology 2(2 + 0)
ALMC131 Microbiology 2(2 + 0)
ALBC141 Biochemistry 2(2 + 0)
HMIS111 Islamic Study 1(1 + 0)
HMCM141 Computer Science-1 2(1 + 3)
VNIO161 Introduction to Optometry 1(1 + 0)
Total Credit Hours 14



Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HMLG112 English 2 2(2 + 0)
ALPH111 Pharmacology 2(2 + 0)
ALPA121 Pathology 2(2 + 0)
HMPS121 Pakistan Studies 1(1 + 0)
PTPG111 Physical & Geometrical Optics 2(2 + 0)
HMCM142 Computer Sciences-II 2(2 + 0)
FRCR131 Basic & Clinical Refraction 2(2 + 0)
HMST161 Introduction to Biostatistcs 1(1 + 0)
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Year


Third Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
VNST211 Ocular Anatomy 1(1 + 0)
VNPL221 Ocular Physiology 1(1 + 0)
VNPH241 Ocular Pharmacology 1(1 + 0)
VNDE231 ocular Disease-1 2(2 + 0)
HMET271 Ethics 1(1 + 0)
HMCS251 Communication Skills 1(1 + 0)
CLPW211 OPD & Ward Procedures 5(0 + 15)
CLTH221 OT Procedures 5(0 + 15)
Total Credit Hours 17



Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PTIP231 Instrument Optics 2(2 + 0)
VNOD232 Ocular Diseases-II 2(2 + 0)
PTVP221 Visual & Clinical Optics 2(2 + 0)
SPSD321 ocular Investigation 2(2 + 0)
CLRF241 Refraction Clinic-I 5(0 + 15)
CLSC231 Special Clinical Duty-I 4(0 + 12)
Total Credit Hours 17

Third Year


Fifth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RFCL331 Contact Lens-1 1(1 + 0)
RFAR321 Advance Refraction 2(2 + 0)
PTDP341 Dispensing Optics-1 1(1 + 0)
VNCO361 Community Opthalmology 2(2 + 0)
CLRF342 Refraction Clinic-II 5(0 + 15)
CLCL371 Contact Lens Clinic-I 3(0 + 9)
CLLB381 Optical Laboratory-I 3(0 + 9)
Total Credit Hours 17



Sixth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PTDP341 Dispensing Optics-II 2(2 + 0)
RFCL542 Contact Lens-II 2(2 + 0)
PTRS352 Basic Orthoptics 2(2 + 0)
RFLV351 Low Vision-I 2(2 + 0)
CLRF343 Refraction Clinic-III 4(0 + 12)
CLCL372 Contact Lens Clinic-II 2(0 + 6)
CLLB382 Optical Laboratory-II 3(0 + 9)
Total Credit Hours 17

Fourth Year


Seventh Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RHMT411 Research Methodology 3(2 + 3)
RFLV442 Low Vision-II 2(2 + 0)
PTRS453 Clinical Orthoptics 2(2 + 0)
ALFH471 First Aid & Hygiene 1(1 + 0)
HMCM443 Computer Science-III 1(0 + 3)
CLRS461 Orthoptics Clinic-I 3(0 + 9)
CLRF444 Refraction Clinical-IV 2(0 + 6)
CLLV451 Low Vision Clinic-I 3(0 + 9)
Total Credit Hours 17



Eighth Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RHDW421 Dissertation Writing 5(2 + 9)
HMMG481 Optical Shop & Industry Management 1(1 + 0)
SPIM421 Ophthalmic Instruments & Maintenance 2(1 + 3)
CLRS462 Orthoptics Clinic-I 3(0 + 9)
CLLV452 Low Vision Clinic-II 3(0 + 9)
CLSC432 Special Clinical Duty-II 3(0 + 9)
Total Credit Hours 17