FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department Of
OPTOMETRY & VISION SCIENCES

Guided by the mission of IBADAT INERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, to produce professionals outfitted with highest standards in creativity, transfer and application of knowledge dissemination to address issues of our time “our department’s vision is to be recognized for high-quality educational programs and research through focused activities and excellence of its faculty, staff, graduates and facilities. We will achieve this vision through fostering the education of students and by contributing to the base of optometry and orthoptics research.

Optometry is one of the diverse technological field in the world which provide excellence in different domains like contact lens, low vision, refraction and strabismus. Currently the field is very well recognized nationally and internationally. We are imparting knowledge and clinical sskill to make our graduates excellent health care professionals, the department not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also encourage students to undergo internships and professional trainings. As a result, our students acquire critical thinking capabilities as well as practical skills. Our graduates can work in Government and private sectors and explore the research areas related to vision sciences.

Please feel to free to contact us or visit our website where you will find detailed information about our graduate and undergraduate programs, our faculty members, research groups, and the broad range of activities underway in the Department.

The educational missions of the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences are to educate and train optometrists to serve the needs of the health care populations, but also educate and train qualified teachers and researchers in optometry and vision sciences; to provide post-doctoral education in advanced clinical areas (residencies), and to provide training for practitioners in new developments and the medical sciences. The research mission is to add to the body of knowledge identified as vision science and to its effective application. The service missions are to provide counsel and support to the profession in its quest to improve optometric services; to help provide appropriate health education to the public; to help extend care to those segments of society which are underserved, and to provide advice and counsel to the international optometric sector. (DOVS, IIU.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Diagnose ocular manifestations of systemic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and complications of the aging process such as cataracts and macular degenerations. Prescribe and fit eye glasses and contact lenses as well as low vision rehabilitation Educate patients about vision health and life style choices for protecting and enhancing good vision & health Conduct research and promote advancement in the field of vision sciences.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES
At the end of BVS 4 year’s program, student should have basic knowledge and skills required to work as an Optometrist and are supposed to have the following performance capabilities:
1. Able to differentiate / detect normal and abnormal eyes
2. Able to take history of the patient with refractive errors
3. Able to examine the anterior segment of the eye
4. Able to perform objective / subjective refraction and prescribe eye glasses
5. Able to perform screening for refractive errors
6. Able to carry out basic optometric procedures
7. Able to have basic knowledge about various diagnostic optometric procedures
8. Able to Educate patients regarding eye care
9. Able to carry out basic contact lens fitting, low vision & orthoptics assessment
10. Able to initiate research in the area of optometry.

  BS OPTOMETRY & VISION SCIENCES (BS-VS)  – 4 Years

     Total Semesters:  08                                            Total Credit Hours:   136

At the end of BVS 4 year’s program, student should have basic knowledge and skills required to work as an Optometrist and are supposed to have the following performance capabilities:

  1. Able to differentiate / detect normal and abnormal eyes
  2. Able to take history of the patient with refractive errors
  3. Able to examine the anterior segment of the eye
  4. Able to perform objective / subjective refraction and prescribe eye glasses
  5. Able to perform screening for refractive errors
  6. Able to carry out basic optometrist procedures
  7. Able to have basic knowledge about various diagnostic optometrist procedures
  8. Able to Educate patients regarding eye care
  9. Able to carry out basic contact lens fitting, low vision & orthoptics assessment
  10. Able to initiate research in the area of optometry
SEMESTER – I
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Human Anatomy & Histology4
2General Physiology4
3Mathematics for Optometry 4
4Biochemistry and Genetics2
5Functional English3
6Primary Eye Care1
TOTAL18

 

SEMESTER – II
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1General Pathology3
2Public Health Optometry2
3Introduction to Computers 3
4Behavioral Sciences2
5Clinical Medicine3
6English B (Communication , Technical Writing & Presentation Skills)3
TOTAL16
SEMESTER – III
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Communication Skills3
2Pakistan Studies3
3Medical Ethics 2
4Islamic Studies3
5Applied Statistics for Optometry2
6Introduction to Microbiology2
TOTAL17
SEMESTER – IV
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Ocular Anatomy3
2Screening Observations2
3Ocular Physiology 3
4Ocular Disease – I3
5Ophthalmic Nursing1
6Geometrical and Physical Optics3
          7              Ocular Pharmacology3
TOTAL 18
  

 

SEMESTER – V
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Physiology and Visual Optics3
2Vision Sciences3
3Optometric Procedures – I 3
4Ocular Disease – II3
5Refraction3
6Ophthalmic Dispensing3
TOTAL18
SEMESTER – VI
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Low Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics 3
2Strabismus3
3Neuro Ophthalmology 3 (3-0)
4Optometric Procedure – II3 (2-1)
5Advance Refraction and Visual Function3 (2-1)
6Clinical Practice3 (0-3)
TOTAL18
SEMESTER – VII
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1BSV and Orthoptic Techniques3 (3-0)
2Contact Lenses3 (2-1)
3Pediatric Optometry 3 (3-0)
4Research Methodology3 (3-0)
5Clinical Problem Solving3 (2-0)
6Clinical Practice3 (0-3)
TOTAL17
SEMESTER – VIII
Sr. #CourseCredit Hrs
1Clinical Reasoning and Diagnostic Procedure2 (2-0)
2Clinical Rotation4 (0-4)
3Research Project 6
 TOTAL12
   
   
  
VISION HOD

Maryam Riaz
Head of Department

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Muhammad Qasim
Assistant Professor

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Syeda Seerat Zahra
Lecturer

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Nazish Nazir
Lecturer

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Farah Latif
Lecturer

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Sana Urooj
Coordinator / Demonstrator

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences