Optometry Clinics

  • Skill Lab I – In charge: Ms. Ayesha Saleem – Optometrist /Head Optometry Department, Coavs.
  • Skill Lab II – In charge: Ms. Beenish Lateef – Optometrist
  • Skill Lab III – In charge: Dr. Moin Munir -Ophthalmologist
  • Skill Lab IV – In charge: Mr. Muhammad Anwar Awan – Optometrist (Eye Opd)
  • Skill Lab V – In charge: Mr. Shahbaz Anwar– Optometrist (Eye Opd)


Welcome to the COAVS Skill Labs, well-equipped Refraction Clinics. Our clinic is dedicated to providing exceptional eye care services and ensuring optimal vision for all our patients. Optometry department was established in 2010 at COAVS. It provides comprehensive vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, diagnosis and management of diseases in the eye, and the rehabilitation of the conditions of visual system.

It consists of 8 fully trained and qualified faculty members with 3 specialized clinical skill labs, 1 low vision clinic, 1 contact lens clinic, more than 5 lecture theatres and auditorium. Optometrists are also responsible for teaching and training of under-graduate and post graduate optometry students. COAVS has trained about 385 BSc Vision Sciences Students. Currently over 200 students of BSc Optometry and 07 M Phil Optometry scholars are being trained. The department also arranges refresher sessions for optometrists working in DHQ, THQ hospitals and RHC’s.

Embark on a journey of experiential learning at The College of Ophthalmology & Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS) our Refraction Clinics /Skill Labs boasts state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge diagnostic equipment to ensure accurate and precise assessments. Experience the difference at COAVS College Refraction Clinic – where your vision is our priority. Certainly!

Our team of highly skilled and experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists are committed to delivering top-quality care using the latest technology and techniques. Whether you require a routine eye exam, prescription glasses, or specialized treatments for eye conditions, our clinic is equipped to meet your needs.

Range of Services Available:

  • Refraction tests to determine your exact prescription
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Vision Therapy
  • Management of various orthoptic disorders.


Equipment Present:

  • Autorefractors
  • Slit Lamps
  • Trial Box
  • Vision chart
  • Lensometer
  • Retinoscope and Ophthalmoscope
  • Phoropter to develop skills in conducting refraction tests and in determining a patient’s binocular vision status.
  • Schematic Refraction eye models as practical tools to develop and refine clinical expertise of the students.


After getting proper practice, Students then engage in hands-on exercises, practicing techniques such as measuring visual acuity, performing subjective refraction, and assessing binocular vision. This hands-on approach enables students to build confidence, develop a comprehensive understanding of optometric procedures, and transition seamlessly from the skill lab to real-world clinical practice. Therefore Regular use of Schematic Eye is integral to ensuring that students who are assigned practical rotation in skill lab.

They also learn about the measurement of lens powers of spectacles by getting experience and skills to use lensometer. Lensometer, a tool of optical finesse, imparts the skill of measuring lenses accurately, an essential aspect of the refraction symphony.

Comprehensive Ocular Assessment and Vision Services (COAVS)

  1. Advanced Pre-Testing Technologies: Utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as auto refraction, phoropter etc.
  2. Thorough Medical and Visual Case History: Collecting detailed medical and visual histories to comprehensively understand influences on vision, ensuring a holistic and patient-centered approach.
  3. Visual Acuities Monitoring: Establishing baseline measurements for corrected and uncorrected vision, both at distance and near, to monitor changes over time.
  4. State-of-the-Art Digital Refraction: Utilizing advanced technologies like computerized refractors and 3D measurement devices for precise and personalized eye prescriptions.
  5. Binocular Vision Assessment: Conducting early tests to rule out strabismus and amblyopia
  6. Color Vision Testing: Performing color vision tests to rule out deficiencies and detect potential eye diseases.
  7. Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy Examination: Detailed examination of anterior ocular structures to assess conditions such as cataracts, dry eye, and contact lens-related issues.
  8. Fundus Examination: Comprehensive examination of internal ocular structures to rule out retinal abnormalities and detect signs of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
  9. Specialized Dry Eye Assessment: Comprehensive evaluation of the ocular tear film surface, including specialized treatments for advanced dry eyes.
  10.  Additional specialized testing: Depending on the patient’s specific needs, we may conduct additional testing, such as corneal topography, optical coherence tomography, or visual processing assessments.
  11. Visual Field Testing: Testing for measuring central and peripheral vision loss, especially for at-risk patients or those with specific medical conditions.
  12. Patient-Centric Education: In-depth discussions on individual test results, health implications, and the development of personalized treatment plans.
  13. Lens Selection and Counseling: Guiding and educating patients on optimal lens selection, frame choices, and lifestyle considerations, including counseling for contact lens wearers on safe practices.

After the assessment procedures are complete, our team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to address the patient’s individual needs. This plan may include prescription glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, or specialized treatments for eye conditions. Our team will provide detailed explanations of the diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients are fully informed and empowered to make informed decisions about their eye care.

We are committed to provide an exceptional care and support to our patients throughout every step of their treatment journey.
(Message by Incharge Ms. Ayesha Saleem)