Q. What are the jobs of an Opthalmic technician? Which institute in Mumbai has a course in this?

Answer: Opthalmic Technology is a very wide field with job opportunities in general multi-speciality hospitals, eye hospitals, eye care centres, eye clinics, and opticians. One gets a job as an opthalmic technician or as an optometrist. They diagnose, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. They examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. They may also prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. An optometrist’s main jobs are testing the vision and advice corrective measures like determining the power of a spectacle lens, advising whether contact lens should be used, helping to use contact lens and advising on the appropriate use, etc.

In Mumbai the following institution offers a 3 years’ diploma in Opthalmic Technology after SSC.

Name of the Institute: Premila Vithaldas Polytechnic, Mumbai.

Address: S. N. D. T. Women's University, Juhu Road,

Santacruz(W), Mumbai – 400049.