Our mission is to improve the eye health and wellbeing of Indian communities through innovation, partnership, and leadership. We are dedicated to providing accessible and affordable eye care, and advancing the profession through world-class research and education.

Vision 2030

To develop a knowledge centre which will be recognised for its academic pursue not only in India but also globally.

The principal objectives of the AJ institute allied health science areto:

Establish institutions for learning and research.

Raise academic standards in the constituent units of the AJ.

Develop evaluation methods that rest students objectively.

Bring about capacity development of teachers.

Encourage both teachers and students to undertake research.

Enter into collaboration with higher educational institutions.

Undertake extension activities for the development of the community.

Develop and enter into collaborative programmes with Indian and foreign Universities and other academic institutions, scientific organizations and other agencies.

Carry out instructions and training, distinguishable from programmes of ordinary nature, for making distinctive contributions in the areas of specializations.

Provide for special training or coaching for competitive examinations, for recruitment to the Public Services, Public Undertakings and other competitive employment opportunities.

Develop students personalities as informed and objective critics, identify and cultivate their talents, train right kind of leadership, develop right kind of attitudes, interests and values.

Bachelor of Clinical Optometry

Optometry is the visual science that deals with the examination of the human eye for estimation of refractive errors and prescription of glasses, fitting and manufacturing of Contact lenses, Low vision Aids, Orthoptics is much more than eye exercises and other Optical aids.


An Optometrist is a health professional, who corrects the refractive errors of the human eye, fits contact lenses, and detects ocular related systemic and neurological diseases. In all eye institutions, an optometrist would work hand in hand with an ophthalmologist in diagnosing and treating visual problems. He would have important support position to the ophthalmologist and have inevitable role to play in eye care services.

Skills You Will Acquire
This four-year undergraduate degree programme will enable those passing out to become Optometrists, who can undertake –

Correction of refractive errors of the eye and prescription of glasses.

Detection of eye related systemic and neurological diseases.

Designing and fitting of contact lenses, aniseikonic lenses and low vision aids.

Diagnosis and Orthoptic treatment of Oculomotor malfunctions such as heterophoria and strabismus.

Primary eye care in schools, colleges, urban slums, rural areas and as Occupational Optometrist in industries.

Optometric counseling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness and hereditary vision defects.

Evaluation of health status and pathological conditions of the eye and visual system and referral of patients to specialist at the appropriate stage.

The Opportunities

Optometry Offers
There are many career options available to Optometric graduates as a result of their academic and clinical experience.

Independent Optometric Clinic with Optical outlet.

Practice in eye institutions / hospitals as every eye institution has an optometrist apart from ophthalmologists in their faculty.

Rewarding career in multinational companies dealing with eye care products such as contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses etc.

Excellent job opportunities both in India as well as overseas.

Further education leading to post-graduation, teaching and research in various fields of eye-care.

Optometry is one of the leading income earning professions in many countries. It has favourable working hours with minimum emergency calls.

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Get In Touch
A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre Kuntikana NH -66,
Mangalore - 575 004. INDIA
+91 824 222 5541,
+91 824 2222802
dean@ajims.edu.in /