What will you learn?

  • After the completion of this course the candidate will be able to perform,
  • Perform comprehensive Eye examination.
  • Diagnose and treat simple external eye diseases.
  • Deliver spectacles on the spot to correct refractive errors.
  • Diagnose diabetes through blood sugar examination and provide counseling appropriately.
  • Help patients interact with ophthalmologist in the base hospital through teleconference about the diagnosis and treatment.
  • Diagnose speciality eye conditions and refer patients appropriately to the base hospital.
Target Group

The training is designed for refractionists who want to increase their knowledge and clinical skills. The course helps in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities towards carrying out a successful practice.

Course Location
Batch Number 1
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
Course In-Charge

Mr. Mohammed Gowth

Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Batch Number 2
Start Date
End Date
No of Seats
Course In-Charge
Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • The candidates should have proficiency in doing subjective Refraction
  • Apart from Indian candidates, this course is open to all in South East Asia Region & Africa.
  • Admission is limited to 5 participants per batch & selection will be made on first come first basis subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
  • Basic knowledge of spoken English.
  • Aravind felt that there is a need for a permanent eye care facility that could provide primary eye care to rural population. Hence it started establishing vision centres in rural areas.
  • To discharge the functions of a vision centre effectively, customized training of refractionists is necessary based on the skills necessary to run a vision centre successfully.
  • The course will primarily focus on enhancing the skills of refraction practitioners, to upgrade their knowledge and to augment their ability in planning, organizing and execution

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.