‘Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/ registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refracting and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system,’ as defined by the World Council of Optometry (WCO).

  • Examination should be conducted with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) having three plausible options and one correct option.
  • There should be 100 MCQs that have to be answered within 2 hours. The pass marks should be 50% of the total questions. The 50% questions should be arranged in such a way that a candidate must know the answer of these questions.

1. Basic Science and Organ Systems (5)
2. Ocular Anatomy and Physiology (10)
3. Physiologic and Geometric Optics (3)
4. Visual Science (10)
5. Ocular Disease (7)
6. Diagnostic and investigative optometry(10)
7. Ophthalmic and Dispensing optics (10)
8. Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision (10)
9. Contact Lens and ocular prosthesis (10)
10. Low Vision and visual rehabilitation (10)
11. Community optometry (5)
12. Geriatric optometry and vision care (4)
13. Research Methodology and Biostatistics (3)
14. Ethics in Optometry (3)

Source: Nepal Health Professional Council

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