Details of Diploma Courses

In view of the huge demand of Optometrist and Ophthalmic Assistants in India in general and Andhra Pradesh in particular, Pushpagiri Eye Institute is pleased to announce following two courses to be conducted which are recognized by Para Medical Board of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant (Eligibility Inter Passed)

Diploma in Optometry Technician (Eligibility Inter Passed)


Course Title Eligibility Duration Mode
Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant (DOA) Inter – Sciences (Bi.P.C or M.P.C) 2 years Full Time
Diploma in Optometry Technician (DOM) Inter – Sciences (Bi.P.C or M.P.C) 2 years Full Time


Course Objective

 At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Impart health education to the community regarding common eye -disorders.
  • Assist & treat Refractive errors.
  • Assist ophthalmologists in eye hospitals, district hospitals and Medical officers in the primary Health Centers.
  • Able to perform common ophthalmic diagnostic procedures.

Career objective:

  • Can join in any retail Optical outlet.
  • Can have an independent practice and render the ophthalmic services
  • Can upgrade the qualification to graduation and post graduate level.

 As per World Health Organization (WHO), India is having a great shortage of skilled manpower in respect of Eyes and the following statistics is as per WHO Report.

Population Served by Skilled/Unskilled


On analyzing the above statistics we can conclude that the number of skilled manpower in India is very less and as such they serve larger population as compared to not only developed countries but even to developing country.

Further studies have indicated that:

  • Nearly 1/4 of the practicing Ophthalmologists are reaching retirement age.
  • By 2020 the projected number of Optometrists required annually will be 35,000.
  • On an average only 350-400 Optometrists graduate every year from various Colleges of Optometry in India.
  • There will be a shortage of more than half for next few years.
  • All interested eligible candidates are requested to contact Mr Vijay Karan on Phone Number 66328299/66329299/27804949/5959 for application, fees etc.