AFFILIATED TO WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.
Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Science (VCOVS has been founded in the year 1998 with the aim of providing higher education in optometry leading of bachelor degree,Master Degree,Ph.D. Research in visual Optics and other newer developments. It is the only specialized Optometry College in Eastern India with good infrastructure, best faculty with clinical training. The college is dedicated to the proper development of education and enhances the subject properly.
There is a tremendous need for Vision Care around the world. There are huge populations in India, where a large percentage of the people do not have any or have /highly inadequate vision care. It is estimated that 40 to 45 million people worldwide are blind. In this context The World Health Organization (WHO) has initiated “VISION 2020: The Right to Sight”.
VCOVS is a non-profit, non Government organization, registered under the society Registration Act (1961), GOVT. of west Bengal. It is a fourm Of educationists, scientist, professionals and benefactors in Eastern India, working for development of optometric education and research and for the advancement of the professional practice of vision care.
Vidyasagar College of Optometry & Vision Science (VCOVS) was started as a dream project in 1998 when groups of like-minded eye care professionals decided to do something to ensure a deep and lasting impact on the ongoing war against blindness. It has since been widely recognized that a large proportion of the blindness is due to uncorrected refractive errors in addition to under –diagnosis & under reporting of common ailments like cataract & glaucoma, especially in the urban & rural areas of our country .It was felt that one thing that has been extremely lacking was the availability of well trained & highly competent optometrists in large numbers, who could have made a real difference in this scenario.
This motivation lead led to embark upon a venture to provide the nation with superbly trained young optometrist & VCOVS was formed. Soon, eminent scientists joined the group. The state Government, too, recognized the need for such a course whish was designed to control blindness as well as to provide exciting & wonderful career opportunities to the young generation. The 4-year Bachelor in Optometry (B.Optm) course was started by VCOVS for the first time in Eastern India under the aegis of West Bengal University Of Technology.
Since then this college has been a flag bearer & undoubted leader in the development of Optometric education in Eastern India.
VCOVS has been different from other colleges as it is run by experienced eye care professionals who understand the subject & profession of optometry as the back of their hand. It is the only college that is devoted exclusively to optometry where the motivated students & dedicated faculties create a wonderful academic atmosphere.