Scope of pharmacy

OPTOMETRY AND ORTHOPTICS

Department Of Optometry and Orthoptics at Rashid Latif medical college is affiliated with University of Health Sciences. Optometrists & Orthoptics work independently, in conjunction with ophthalmologists or in a variety of multidisciplinary teams. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses for therapeutic purpose and also do complete squint examination and treatment. They are allowed to do detail assessment test for glaucoma and other systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and refer patients to other health practitioners as needed. They prescribe medication to treat vision problems or eye diseases of anterior segment, and some provide preoperative and postoperative care to cataract patients, as well as to patients who have had corrective laser surgery. Like other physicians, optometrists encourage preventative measures by promoting nutrition and hygiene education to their patients to minimize the risk of eye disease.

Mission

The educational mission of the Department of Optometry and Orthoptics is to groom competent clinical professionals who achieve optimum health facilities to the patient by using their outstanding investigating skills.

COLLABORATIONS:

At present Department of Optometry and Orthoptics has signed their Memorandum of Understanding with Children hospital and Institute of Child Health. Students of Optometry & orthoptics do their clinical rotation in Arif memorial Teaching hospital on regular basis.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Low vision Rehabilitation center
  • Hospitals & Universities
  • Solo Private Practice
  • Partnership or Group Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Retail/Optical Settings
  • Optometric/Ophthalmologic Professional Settings
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Military/Public Health
  • Academic/Research
  • Corporate/Industrial
  • Consultants

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Transitional doctor of optometry
  • Masters in Optometry
  • M. Phil. in Optometry
  • M. Phil. in Orthoptics
  • M. Phil. in Low Vision
  • Ph.D.in Optometry

ACHIEVEMENTS:

In 2018, students of 2nd year Optometry & Orthoptics got 100% result with two positions and seven distinctions in University of Health sciences.
Hafiz Muhammad Danish got 1st UHS position with 3 Distinctions
Muhammad Awais Sikandar got 3rd UHS position with 2 Distinctions
Muhammad Bilal got 2 distinctions

ACTIVITIES:

  • Free eye camp with free surgeries and medication in Arif memorial Teaching hospital.
  • Clinical rotation in multiple pathology departments of private and government sectors.
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Post Thumbnail Prof. Nasira Inayat
  • Name:Prof. Nasira Inayat
  • Designation:Professor
  • Qualification:MBBS,M.S (Ophthalmology)
  • E-mail:[email protected]
  • Phone No:049-2451091-6

Post Thumbnail Dr. Sofia Lateef Ch.
  • Name:Dr. Sofia Lateef Ch.
  • Designation:Assistant Professor
  • Qualification:MBBS,FCPS,MRCS
  • E-mail:
  • Phone No:049-2451091-6

Post Thumbnail Dr. Fatima Zahid
  • Name:Dr. Fatima Zahid
  • Designation:Course Coordinator, OPT, Lecturer
  • Qualification:B.Sc. (Hons.), TDO
  • E-mail:
  • Phone No:049-2451091-6

Post Thumbnail Mr. Muhammad Ajmal
  • Name:Mr. Muhammad Ajmal
  • Designation:OPT, Visiting Faculty
  • Qualification:
  • E-mail:
  • Phone No:049-2451091-6

Post Thumbnail Ms. Mahnoor Masood
  • Name:Ms. Mahnoor Masood
  • Designation:OPT, Lecturer
  • Qualification:B.Sc. (Hons.)
  • E-mail:[email protected]
  • Phone No:049-2451091-6