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Bachelor of Optometry & Vision Science Program

The program has been conducted since 2018 through NAMS, Bir Hospital Nepal with the goal to provide competent, compassionate and community-oriented optometrist who is capable of providing exclusive vision care, identify ocular and related systemic illness to be refer to medical practitioner, treat common infective eye diseases.

The number of students enrolled in a year is 40.  They will be at LEI during first 6 months for Basic science, organ system and ocular system courses.  After 6 months they will be posted to 5 eye hospitals/Institutes (Lumbini Eye Institute and Research Center, Tilganga Institute of ophthalmology, Nepal Eye Hospital, Biratnagar Eye Hospital,Bhartpur Eye Hospital)

The course is for four academic years.

Admission criteria:

1-At least 50% in aggregate in 10+2 with Biology recognized by Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal or A level or equivalent or certificate Final Examination (I.Sc. with Biology) from Tribhuvan University or Diploma in Ophthalmic Sciences (DOS) from any Universities/ Institutes recognized by NAMS.

2-Should have registered in NHPC for DOS candidates.

3-Entrance examination as per rule of NAMS – one paper carrying (100) one hundred marks from DOS & 10+2 biological science course.

4-Objective type of (100 MCQs) questions will be used & Two hours of time will be allocated for entrance examination.

5-The candidates should secure at least 50% marks to pass. The candidates will be selected on Merit basis.

6-The Maximum number of student intake is 10 (Ten). However, number of students can be vary with the consideration of Nepal Health Professional Council and NAMS.

7-The fee structure is as per rules of NAMS.

Contact
Lumbini Eye Institute & Research center
Bachelor of Optometry & Vision Science Program
research@lei.org.np
071-523827