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Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology


About Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology

Diploma in ophthalmic technology also known as DOT is a two-year diploma course which is designed to produce trained and qualified professionals who assist ophthalmologists in order to diagnose and treat patients. After the completion of the DOT course, students will have a solid foundation in eye care fundamentals and can work as will be able to perform various ophthalmic procedures efficiently.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology  Course Highlights

The major highlights of the Diploma in OphthalmicTechnology (DOT) are as follows:


Diploma Level

Course Name

Diploma in OphthalmicTechnology (DOT)

Short Name


Duration of Course

2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Passed 10+2 or equivalent

Admission Process

Merit/ Entrance Exam

Course Type

Semester/ Annual

Average Programme Fee

INR 1,500 to INR 1,50,000/-

Average Starting Salary


Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology is as follows:

  • The candidate shall have passed 10+2 in science stream with physics and chemistry as a compulsory subject along with one of the math/biology.
  • Some colleges also conduct entrance examinations for admission to the DOT course.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Admission Process

The admission process for Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology varies from institute to institute. The admission process to the DOT course is explained in detail below:

Merit-Based Admissions:-

In most colleges admission to the Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology course is done on the basis of candidates' performance in 10+2 which is also known as merit-based admission. Those candidates whose names appear in the merit list will be eligible for admissions to the DOT course.

Entrance-Based Admissions:-

Some of the colleges conduct entrance examinations for admission to the DOT course. Those candidates who qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for counselling process and final selection.

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Course Fee

The course fee for Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Course varies from institution to institution. The DOT course fee in government and private college is as follows:

Institute Type

Minimum Annual Fee

Maximum Annual Fee

Government or Public College

Rs 1,500/- 

Rs 35,000/- 

Private College

Rs 45,000 

Rs 50,000/-

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Syllabus

The syllabus for Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology (DOT) followed by most of the college is as follows:

Basic Human Sciences

Contact Lenses

Basic Physics of Light

Community Optometry

Communication Skills

Basic Orthoptics

Computer Science

Optometry Practices

Basic Pharmacology

Visual Optics

Dispensing Optics

Ocular Diseases and Conditions

Optometry Instruments

Hospital Training

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology Career Options and Job Prospects

Following are the employment areas and job profiles for that candidates can explore after completing a Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology (DOT)

Employment  Sectors

  • Eye care hospitals
  • Optical shops
  • Eye Clinics
  • Hospital Administration
  • Community Healthcare Centres

Job Profiles

  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Nurse
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Optometry Assistant and Lab Assistant

Average Salary

Rs 1,50,000/- to Rs 2,40,000/- LPA

Related Course

* Diploma in Optometry 2 Years , Eligibility - 12th Any Stream

* Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant 2 Years , Eligibility - 12th Any Stream



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