What will you learn?

  • After the completion of this course the candidate will be able to:
  • Investigate, diagnose, monitor and manage eye symptoms related to eye misalignment and near focusing problems, such as squint and problems with using the eyes together.
  • Investigate, diagnose, monitor and manage visual disorders related to eye development and eye misalignment assessment and management.
Target Group

Trained Optometrist / Refractionist

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
Course In-Charge

Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi, MS, DO

Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
Batch Number 2
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
Course In-Charge
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates who have completed training in optometry or refraction
  • Should have minimum 5 years of experience.

This training is designed for para–ophthalmic professionals with an objective

  • To provide knowledge & develop practical skills
  • To enhance clinical skills to support the ophthalmologist

Medium of Course

  • English


General Information

Where to stay?
Accommodation and Food:

Inspiration – Aravind international trainee’s hostel is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital campus. Visit the website for more details.

How to pay?

Course fee covers tuition fee and teaching materials. National candidates can pay online on receipt of invoice along with the confirmation / appointment letter. International candidates can pay through wire transfer; the account details along with the payment procedure will be emailed to you by the course coordinator on confirmation of your admission.

Campus life at Aravind:

We recommend that all trainees take a look at Vanakkam – as guidebook to Southern India and Aravind. As you prepare for your travel to India and to the Aravind destinations, ‘Vanakkam’ will provide you with detailed information on what to expect when you arrive. This includes travel arrangements, dress code, living conditions, local weather and local food, as well as information on sightseeing and restaurants in the cities where the Aravind facilities are located.

For International Candidates:

A Visa is necessary to travel to India. As your visit to India is for undergoing training, you must obtain student /entry / internship visa (based on the duration of your training). It is advisable to get visa for the entire training period even before arriving in India. Extension of visa while undergoing training is not possible. Tourist visa is strictly prohibited.

On arrival at Aravind:

The FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) registration formalities will be done as per the instructions given on your visa page. For registration purpose, the participant should have their four passport size colour photographs (4×4 cm with white background, ears distinctly visible without spectacles and cap). If required, documents should be presented to the local police commissioner office in person. Please refer registration guidelines for more details.