Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, School of Optometry was established in July 1998. The School of Optometry has been constituted under the Faculty of General Surgery and is a part of Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune. It is presently situated on the ground floor of the Medical College building, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj Dhankawadi Campus, Pune.

In August 2000, the School became the first Institute in India to get affiliate membership of the World Council of Optometry. Many students from Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Iran, Nepal and Sri Lanka have been admitted to the institute’s Optometry programmes. As of August 2019, 20 batches have completed the course with 490 undergraduate and 70 postgraduate students having graduated. A few of them have taken admission to Universities in England for Masters and Ph.D. courses. One of our gold medalist teaches optometry in an institute in Singapore. Many graduates of our School have found jobs in Middle-East countries. Some students who have graduated from this college have secured admission to M.Optom at universities in Australia and England.

Bachelor of Clinical Optometry is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three years of the programme are devoted to teaching, followed by one year of internship for Clinical training. Indian Optometric Association has approved BVDUMC School of Optometry and it’s Bachelor of Clinical Optometry Programme. In 2003, Bharati Vidyapeeth became the first institute in the country to have started a 2 year Master’s programme in Optometry (M.Optom).

Ranking & Accreditations

The regular high ranking and accreditation provided by NAAC and the Government of India are indicative of the growing popularity of the institute and the high standards that it has achieved with the passage of time.

Awards & Achievements

Name of the author/s Title of paper Year of publication Name of journal Link
Parikshit Gogate, Jason Raj William, Amit Shinde, Shashi Bhushan Prevalence of Ocular Disorders in Learning Disabled Children and Their Functional Visual Performance Before and After Providing Spectacle Correction Dec-2017 Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology Get Link
Chinmay Deshpande, Dipti Amod Gogate, Aditi Deshpande The Functional Impact of Amblyopia on Visual Skills In Children Oct-2017 Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology Get Link
Phani Krishna Athreya, Amit J. Shinde, Parikshit M Gogate, Salai Dhavamathi Janarthanan Efficacy of Optical Correction on the Job Performance of a worker at his workplace in Pune District Nov-2017 Juniper online journal ophthalmology. 2017; 5(3): 555662. Get Link
Parikshit Gogate ,Shashi Bhusan, Shantanu Ray, Amit J. Shinde Impact of correcting visual impairment and low vision in deaf-mute students in Pune, India Jan-2017 Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2016;64:898-903 Get Link
Aditi Chinmay Deshpande, Nitin Prabhu Desai, Chinmay V. Deshpande Incidence of Clinical and Subclinical Cystoid Macular Edema in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients After Cataract Surgery by Means of Optical Coherence Tomography. Nov-2018 Delhi Journal Of Ophthalmology, 2018;29;39-43; Get Link
Parikshit M Gogate,Tonmoy Chottopadhyay, Hardeep Kaur, Sarvanthi N., Supriya Phadke, Meena Kharat, Ashok Dhangar, Minaj Inamdardar,Akshay Bhdkere, Rohit C. Khanna Making blind children see: Impact of correcting moderate and severe visual impairment in schools for the blind Jan- 2019 Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, 26(4), 216–222. Get Link
Dr. Tania Chatterjee, Dr. Anita S. Patil,Tonmoy Chottopadhyay, Hardeep Kaur Efficacy of Homeopathic Medicines in Myopia control using Boger Boenninghausen's Charecteristic Repertory in a Constitutional Way Mar-2020 World Journal of Pharmaceutical Reasearch. 9. 1417-1426. Get Link
Vidyut Rajhans, Sumita Rege, Usman Menon, Amit J. Shinde Adopting a modified Delphi technique for revisiting the curriculum: a useful approach during the COVID-19 pandemic Dec-2020 Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 373 382. Get Link
Tonmoy Chottopadhyay, Hardeep Kaur, Aniket Saha,Amit J Shinde, Rupam sinha Is the Generic Approach of Fitting Contact Lens Leading to Drop-outs? Role of Gender and Age in Ocular Surface Equilibrium Dec- 2021 Journal of Optometry and Ophthalmology. 2020;1(1):1-9. Get Link
Parikshit Gogate, Aditi C. Deshpande, Kaushalya Dahal Co-relation between Intraocular Pressure, Refractive Errors and Blood Pressure Jun-2021 Ophthalmology Clinics and Research, 2(3): 105-109. Get Link
Tonmoy Chottopadhyay, Hardeep Kaur, Amit J. Shinde, Parikshit M Gogate Why are we not doing retinocopy in the school eye screening? Is distant visual acuity a sensitive tool for making referrals? Oct-Dec-2021 Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 2021 Oct-Dec; 35(4): 320–324. Get Link
Faiyaz Khan, Shashi Bhushan, Harshita Pandey Evaluation of Cornea and Tear Film in patients with Vitamin-D deficiency. Jan-2022 International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews(IJRAR) Vol.9,Issue 1 Get Link
Harshita Pandey, Amit J. Shinde, Dattaprasad B. Inamdar, Faiyaz Khan Evaluation of Ocular Surface in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Jan-2022 International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews(IJRAR) Volume.8, Issue 3, Page No pp.974-9 Get Link2
Sagar Kalamkar, Parikshit Madhav Gogate, Hardeep Kaur , Supriya Pramod Phadke , Amit J. Shinde Prevalence of ocular morbidity in preschool children in Pune, Maharashtra July 2022 Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research. Volume : 10, Issue: 2, Pg :63-66 Get Link
Mahima Chandra , Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai , Sanjeev Singh Cup Disc Ratio: Agreement between Fundus biomicroscopy and fundus Camera measurement Aug-2022 International Journal of Enhanced Research in Medicines & Dental Care (IJERMDC) Vol. 9 Issue 8 Get Link
Vaibhavi V Naik, Mahima Chandra Effect of caffeine on the amplitude of accommodation and pupil size AOP; Online March 2023 BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences Get Link