The Dr. Oommen's Eye Hospital & Microsurgery Centre is situated in the heart of Chengannur town. It is situated at about 800 metres from the Chengannur Railway Station and about 400 metres from the KSRTC Bus station.
This hospital was started in 2013 in response to the non availability of standard eye care in Chengannur. Currently, we have six doctors, working full or part time and about seventeen staff members. We also have our pharmacy, laboratory, inpatient ward, operation theatre and post operative wards.
The Hospital also has a strong community involvement and has conducted many camps, including outreach camps in the community, and specialty camps like Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma camps.
The Hospital is starting courses in Opthalmic Technology and Vision Technician Course from the academic year 2015.These courses are recognized by the CMAI and HSSC.
These courses train students to independently undertake vision screening (eye testing), diagnosis of vision problems, orthoptics, optometric counseling of patients with partial sight, colour blindness & hereditary vision defects, designing & fitting of spectacles, contact lens and low vision aids. The student who completes these courses will be able to perform special investigative procedures, maintain ophthalmic instruments in both the operation theatre as well as in regular practice. They will be able to find employment in Eye Hospitals, General hospitals, Optical establishments and shops and will even be able to start manufacturing units for optical lenses.
After the successful completion of second year examinations, students would undergo six months compulsory Internship. Diploma Certificate would be issued only after the completion of the Internship.
|Details||First Year||Second Year||Internship [6 months]|
|CMAI Registration Fee||250|
|AHP Registration Fee||100|
The above subjects would be taught during the first ten months and an examination would be conducted. Two months of internship would follow after the successful completion of the examination.
|#||Details||10 months + 2 months Internship|
|1||Admission fees per annum||1000|
|4||CMAI Registration Fee||250|
|5||AHP Registration Fee||100|
Training programmes at Dr. Oommen's Eye Hospital & Microsurgery Centre is open to all persons regardless of gender, caste, religion or creed. All admissions are subject to applicable regulations by the relevant Accreditation Authority / Government.
A total of 10 students will be inducted for the Diploma Course and 5 students will be inducted to the Technician Course.
All information provided in the Application Form should be correct. Any false information or suppression of any factual information would be a disqualification.
Selected candidates must pay the full tuition and other academic fees at the time of admission.
In the event, a selected candidate withdraws from the course voluntarily after registration, tuition and other academic fees that have already been paid will not be refunded under any circumstance. He / She will also have to pay the course fees for the remaining years of study.
The prospectus and application form can be obtained from the office / reception of Dr. Oommen's Eye Hospital & Microsurgery Centre. The cost of the prospectus and application form will be Rs 200, which may be paid in the office.
Candidates should have passed XII standard or its equivalent examination with science subjects as electives preferably for the Diploma course and X standard for the certificate course.
The selected candidates will be intimated by phone / post.