About Yaima College Of Optometry


There are significant challenges for eye health care with ever increasing avoidable blindness and visual impairment. These mainly include insufficient number of competent healthcare professionals at the primary as well as at tertiary levels, non-rationalization of available resources and the inability to afford treatment. India currently has around 12 millions blind people against 39 millions globally – which makes India home to one third of the world’s blind population. Out of this population 80% of blindness can be prevented if better eye care services could be provided. This trend holds true for every part of the country including the Northeastern side where the geographical terrain is different from rest of the country too. Addressing the pressing need to cope with such challenges, the “Yaima College of Optometry” under the guidance of Yaima Mission for Vision as well as of Yaima Eye Care is offering a four year professional degree in optometry. The college is located at Khagempalli Pankha, Mayai Lambi Road, Imphal West, Manipur – 795001. From invaluable clinical works to vibrant classroom discussions, we take pride on preparing exemplary optometrists who would advance in the field of eye care thereby creating a promising as well as a brighter future.

our vision & mission

To prevent the ever growing burden of avoidable blindness by managing the treatable blindness at the best level, as well as rehabilitation for the impaired.

About Optometry

World Council of Optometry (WCO) has defined optometrists as a health care profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered). Optometrists are the primary health care practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care including refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. As primary eye care practitioners, optometrists have a vital role in detecting potentially serious eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and age-related maculopathy, and general health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

Job Opportunities

There are many career options available to optometry graduates as a result of their academic and clinical experience. An optometrist can work at:
– Government & Corporate sector
– Practice independently
– Work for an optical chain or under an optical store
– Public health
– Industries & companies
– Eye care hospitals & Institutions
– Education sector & Optometry colleges
– Scientific research
– Basic research and integrated professional
– As a Graduate BSc can apply for various competitive examinations like NDA, CDS, UPSC, MPSC , SSC , CAPF , Army , Airforce , navy , State Police , Delhi police , RPF and other state government jobs.