Trinity Academy of Optometry (TAO)

According to the WORLD COUNCIL OF OPTOMETRY "Optometry is a health care profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed / registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of ocular problems, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system."

The growing need of eye care and specialisation required can only be met by quality education that covers complete optometry courses. In Kerala, the Trinity Academy of Optometry offers not just varied courses in Optometry in Kerala but also Phaco Fellowship Programme in India.

This eminent Institution offering optometry courses in Kerala is committed to impart education of the highest standards in the stream of Ophthalmic medicine and surgery and to equip the students to promote effective eye care.

India is witnessing a growing demand for trained allied health professionals with Government and private medical institutions. This is therefore an emerging sector for Employment, with attractive remuneration & incentivised packages. In order to bridge the gap and meet the requirement for competent paramedical graduates with the relevant training & experience to take on the challenging world of health care, Dr.Mridula Sunil laid the foundation of Trinity Academy of Optometry in 2011, to educate and clinically train students in the science of Ophthalmology. Today, the Trinity Academy of Optometry offers optometry courses in Kerala and the Phaco Fellowship Programme in India.

Trinity Academy of Optometry caters to the community at large, irrespective of the caste, creed and affordability. Health care has seen tremendous advancements in this era of globalisation. In light of the same, the demand for professionally trained personnel in the field of allied health sciences has blurred geographical boundaries with stakeholders looking towards India for qualified specialists.


Under Trinity Academy of Optometry – we have developed paramedical courses that combine paramedical education with a basic knowledge and training in it. This optometry course in Kerala aims to develop competence and provide students with facilities to perform their vocations immediately after their graduation.

Various courses available at TAO are as follows:

Diploma In Optometry (2 Years)
Eligibility : Plus two pass

Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant (2 Years)
Eligibility : Plus two pass

Advanced Diploma In Customer Relationship Management (1 YEAR)
Eligibility : Plus two / Any Degree

Certified Dispensing Optician (1 Year)
Eligibility : SSLC/ Plus two

Career Options after Optometry

  • Independent Practice as an Optometrist
  • Start own specialty clinic like contact lenses, Computer Vision Orthoptics
  • Start an optical establishment / store for scientific dispensing of visual aids.
  • Start manufacturing unit to make ophthalmic lenses / spectacle lenses
  • Job opportunities with multinational eye care companies like Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Zeiss, Ciba Vision, AMO etc.
  • Avail overseas job opportunities.
  • For those interested in higher studies, post-graduation in the form of fellowships as well as Masters & PhD programs are available in India & Overseas.
  • Take up teaching as a career option
  • Take jobs with corporate & private hospitals, NGO’s
  • Administrative Career after MBA in Ophthalmic Practice

Career option after Ophthalmic Assistant

Ophthalmic Aassistants enjoy virtually unlimited job opportunities nationwide and internationally because of their specialized skills. Positions are usually located in hospitals, clinics, university research facilities, private practices etc. Ophthalmic assistants also have many opportunities in advancement. Many of today’s ophthalmic assistants began as entry-level personnel later to management positions through continuing education, training and certifications.

Career option after Advanced Diploma In Customer Relationship Management

CRM is a technology system that enables you to better manage your interactions, communications and share information with your customers.

Career opportunities in the following areas :

♦ CRM strategy — develop a platform for managing the CRM journey. Focus on delivering critical capabilities and collaboration across channels and departmental boundaries.

♦ Marketing and sales transformation — develop specific competencies necessary for creating organic growth and optimising the effectiveness of Marketing and Sales.

♦ Service transformation — transform service operations to create customer value, based on reduced service cost and improved customer satisfaction.

♦ Contact centre Optimisation — improve the efficiency and effectiveness of contact centre operations, including inbound and outbound, sales and service contact centres and their related self-service channels.

Career option after Certified Dispensing Optician

The goal of this optician course is to help the students with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a dispensing optician.