An optometrist is a person responsible for checking the eyes, defects in eyes and to examine general health of an individual. An optometrist deals with offering glasses and contact lenses to an individual. A bachelor’ degree in medicine and a training and supervision in the equivalent degree would also do. An Optometrist requires good communication skills, problem-solving skills and taking tough and hard decisions at times. There are enormous job opportunities as optometrists. Various colleges provide these courses and subjects to study. Training and scholarships are also given to the students. The pay scale is given on the basis of industry standards.
To become an optometrist, one should posses a bachelor’s degree in the same profession. To enter this profession, one should have a 10+2 education with 60% marks. The age criteria should be 18 years.
By clearing the entrance examination, you can enter this profession with interest. The entrance exam consists of EYECET examination. There is one more option to enter this profession. You can also take admission in the 3rd year diploma course by having a two year diploma in optometry or various other relevant subject.
The salary given to the optometrist starts from Rs 10,000-15,000. It goes on increasing with the increase in the experience and the position.