Master of Optometry

Master of Optometry

2 years
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Pokhara University, Faculty of Health Sciences launched Master of Optometry (M.Optom) program from the academic year 2076. 


  • Bachelor of Optometry (B. Optom) degree or Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science (B. Optom) or Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) or B.Sc. in Optometry (B.Sc. Optom) or equivalent degree from a recognized university/ institution.
  • Registered as an optometrist in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC).
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% marks to pass entrance examinations conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.


Exam Format:

  • Single best response type with Multiple choice questions.
  • Four options (A,B,C,D)
  • No of questions: 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application : 30:50:20
  • Duration: 3 hours


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Basic Science and Organ Systems 8
2 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology 16
3 Physical and Geometrical Optics 10
4 Visual Science 16
5 Ocular Disease 16
6 Diagnostic and Investigative Optometry 20
7 Ophthalmic and Dispensing Optics 20
8 Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision 20
9 Contact Lens and Ocular Prosthesis 20
10 Low Vision and Visual Rehabilitation 20
11 Community Optometry 10
12 Geriatric Optometry and Vision Care 10
13 Research Methodology and Biostatistics 8
14 Ethics and Practice Management in Optometry 6
Total   200