Master of Optometry

Master of Optometry

2 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 920,230

Entrance Exams

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The Master of Optometry (M.Optom) program was started by Himalaya Eye Institute in 2019 for the first time in Nepal.  The primary aim of this postgraduate course in optometry is to provide comprehensive clinical optometry education for both academic and non-academic careers. 

The main goal of the M. Optom program is to strive for academic excellence, encourage the development of Eye and Visual system technologies, and incorporate new ideas and leadership quality in eye health. This four-semester (2 years) program involves coursework, clinical and teaching assignments, patient care, and research and dissertation projects. 

After completing the M. Optom program, the graduates would contribute to educating people on Eye Health services and Vision rehabilitation. It is expected that after a few years of delivery of this program, the nation will have specialist optometrists in various optometry specialties such as vision therapy, low vision and rehabilitation, binocular vision, contact lens practice, neuro-optometry, behavioral optometry, occupational optometry, and therapeutic optometry.


  • 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