Salaries after Optometry


Optometrists were considered to prescribe glasses for the visually impaired people in the earlier days. But nowadays they play a major role in the field of primary eye care. These professionals have got an increasing demand at present. In modern days many aged as well as the young people suffer from various problems related to the vision like cataract, etc. and they need to be taken care of. This increases the opportunities for the optometrists in this field.

Most of these professionals run their own eye clinics or optical shops or lens manufacturing units. These people can work with various fields related to eye care such as eye departments in hospitals, with eye doctors, optician showrooms, etc. They have also opportunities in multinational companies which deals with eye care products services. Another option for them is in the teaching field. They can perform in various roles in these industries like

  • Customer Care Associate
  • Optometry Researcher
  • Private Practitioner
  • Professor
  • Retail Managers
  • Sales Manager
  • Technician
  • Trainee Optometrist
  • Vision Consultant

Salaries after Optometry in Government Organizations

The optometry field is one of those professions that give good income. An optometrist can find employment with many government organizations. Their remunerations will vary depending on many factors such as hours worked, services provided, place of work, patient population, etc. The starting salary for them in this field is Rs.10, 000/- or more in government firms. In addition to this there will be many allowances also.

Salaries after Optometry in Private Institutions

These professionals can also find employment with the private firms or can run optical shops, private practice or manufacturing units for lens. However those professionals in private practice will earn more compared to others. They can earn a monthly salary up to Rs.15, 000/- or more. Many MNCs that manufactures eye care products also recruit these professionals in various posts.

Remuneration after Optometry in Private Practice in India and Abroad

Apart from other fields, the earnings for a professional in this field will vary according to the organizations or the fields in which they are working. Many opportunities are there in overseas also. After gaining one or two years experience in this field one can expect a monthly salary that ranges from Rs.1.2 lakhs to Rs.1.4 lakhs in the private practice abroad. This is very much high compared to their counterpart in India. However the monthly income will be high for the private practitioners compared to the fixed salary professionals working in hospitals or any health care centers.



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