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 3rd Week of September 2020
Duration 18 months (3 semesters)
Modules offered Ten sub-specialty modules
Module selection Module selection will be offered based on a combination of:
1. Candidate’s interest
2. Availability of seats in any given module
3. Performance/results in the qualifier exam
Course work Intense theory and hands on sessions in the first three months of the program
Clinical rotations 15 months
Program fee A course fee of INR 50,000 per semester will be charged for national 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 (for the programme notification see in upcoming events)
Online application fee payment Application fee of 1000/- should be paid through the on-line payment mode.
Paymentreceipt should be uploaded along with application form.
Last date for application submission 31st August 2020
Date of online admission examination 5th Spetember 2020