Creating better healthcare professional for tomorrow.
VCOVS endeavours to create peogressive optometrists by providing knowledge and experiences beyond the curriculum. They are encouraged to engage themselves in cutting-edge research in eye and vision care so that the goal of protecting the vision of the community and the society at large becomes a living reality.
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Bachelor of Optometry
Bachelor in Optometry paves the way to an exhilarating and gratifying career in optometry. Specific graduate attributes have been carefully demarcated, developed and charted to every component of the course that integrates optical, visual and biomedical sciences with clinical decision making and patient care.
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Master of Optometry
Master of Optometry is a post-graduate programme that aims at training optometrists into becoming eye specialists with the capabilities of examining and diagnosing different ophthalmic problems and coming up with proper treatment or solution for the same. The course focuses on academic areas dealing with low vision, vision therapy, advanced contact lenses, behavioural optometry, rehabilitation, binocular vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and vision therapy among other areas.
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World class eye care education and services.
VCOVS endeavours to accomplish the eradication of preventable blindness, in accordance with international standards and organisations, by providing quality eye care services at minimal cost. A unique feature of the institute is its out-patient department (OPD) within the campus wherein the students get a first-hand experience of clinical training, and while undergoing the drill of dealing with patients, they end up delivering primary eye care services to the community.
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As a not-for-profit organisation, VCOVS with its focus on protecting the human eye, has been providing quality education to the aspiring optometrists and opthalmic care to the community at a minimal cost since its inception.
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Assessment of visual function, phoria, tropia & diagnosis of binocular vision anomalies.
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Assessment of paediatric vision & binocular vision anomalies in children with proper treatment.
Geriatric vision >
Diagnosis of age related visual anomalies & management of the condition.
My journey as a student has always been focused on the path to college and success. My college life is just as exciting, where I experienced ups and downs like being on a roller coaster ride. There were exciting moments along with stressful, anxious, nervous, frightening and victorious moments. I have gone through a lot bumps during the semesters, but I've also enjoyed the ride in between. I hear people complain about the college life , saying that they could have done much more, but in may case, it is the best experience one could have had. But it wouldn't be possible without my teachers and mentors. I may not have always shown it, but I'm grateful to have such awesome teachers in my life. Thank you for guiding me throughout my journey. Besides learning I had chance to make good friends who were there for me when I needed them. I still feel like college is my second family. Although the journey of the college life with my teachers and friends is very short but given by them a lot of beautiful memories that will always remain in my heart. College inspired to think differently. It's like no other time in your life. College is the best place to enjoy life happily- nothing else can beat that.
"It isn't where you come from; it is where you are going that counts."
Myself Toshmita Chakraborty, an Ex-student of VCOVS - 'One of the best OPTOMETRY colleges in India'. I am extremely thankful to my college for facilitating such a positive learning as well as creative environment and for truly caring about the well-beign of the students. Our highly qualified and supportive faculties, provision of clinics, scientific laboratory, our library, efficient classrooms and all equipments, exposure of attending various seminers, celebration of festivals and special occasions and last but not the least our jovial annual picnic made us well organized, professional as well as groomed human beings all together. Thanks a lot to my college, all the faculties, staff, administrator, director and to each of you for everything you contributed in all possible ways.
"Keep running VCOVS - 'The initial pillar of Optometry'; a long way to go to cultivate many more successful optometrists in our country.
PS Bhaskar Jha
Founder, Switchnxt Technologies
It is a matter of highest pride to me that I had an opportunity to learn Optometry from the finest of the faculties in Optometry. Undoubtedly VCOVS is the best amongst all of the colleges in India imparting education in Optometry, an institution truly devoted to the development of the subject and producing the finest of the professionals in the subject.
Myself Arindam Majumdar , an optometry student from VCOVS 1st Batch ... it is a pleasure to be a part of this institution and I still cherish my learnings of those 4 years of graduation and the interaction with great teachers who helped me to learn values in practice too with knowledge.
My sincere thanks and gratitude to all my teachers and the institution.
Religare, Manager - Claims (Medical)
When I reminisce about my three years of college at VCOVS, I see a transferable set of competencies developed over time. I was a part of the 2015-2019 batch and had the pleasure of completing my degree under the guidance of highly efficient and supportive Professors. This Institute is a pioneer in Eastern India, providing ample clinical experience. The four-year curriculum course includes one year of hospital internship, during which students are exposed to a diverse range of patients, enhancing their clinical knowledge. Overall, I had a great learning experience, both academically and personally, and the knowledge I gained will help me grow in the future.
“Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Sciences (VCOVS) is one of the best optometry colleges in eastern India. The world-class faculty team, study resources and optometry clinic facilities provide students opportunity to craft their carrier to be excellent clinical optometrists or researchers on the world stage. I am always grateful to the VCOVS team for such opportunities and my achievements.”
I am Pradipta Bhattacharya currently a Ph.D. (Optometry) researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. My Optometry journey began in the Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Science (VCOVS) as a bachelor student in the year 2008. After completing my bachelor's I went on to do a clinical fellowship and M Phil in Optometry. But all through my academic journey, the concepts, and knowledge I acquired during my bachelor's were pivotal. The faculty team in VCOVS is excellent and very hard working and they teach with utmost dedication and sincerity. The management team is very helpful and understanding. Overall I feel the entire atmosphere in VCOVS is very friendly, safe, and enabling for students which helps in developing an honest lookout about their professional future and steering them towards achieving their goals. Based on my experience in the field of optometry and based on my travel and academic experiences I can say with full conviction that VCOVS is not only one of the best Optometry colleges in eastern India but in the whole of India. I wish team VCOVS all the best and I am sure they will produce excellent optometry professionals.