At the end of the 18 month PGDOVS diploma training program, the trainee will be able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive eye examination that is geared towards the diagnosis of ocular pathology
  • Apply an integrated evidence-based approach for the diagnosis and management of ocular pathology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current diagnostic modalities available in ophthalmic practice
  • Develop, execute, analyze data and compile the results of a research project in vision science
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the latest practices in their area of specialization

Course details

Starting date 1st August 2019
Duration 18 months
Modules offered Ten sub-specialty modules
Module selection Based on qualifier exam results and number seats available in any given module
Course work First three months
Clinical rotations 15 months
Program fee
  • 150,000 INR for national students
  • 5200 USD for international students


Admission exam details

Eligibility Candidates with of Bachelor of Optometry ( minimum of 4 years of study)
Selection process On merit basis through online written test
Syllabus Bachelor of Optometry curriculum
Online applications Available at www.lvpei.org
Application fee
  • 1000 INR for national students
  • 100 USD for international students
Last date for application submission
  • 15 June 2019 for national students
  • 31 May 2019 for international students
Date of online admission examination
  • 22 June 2019 for national students
  • 08 June 2019 for international students