In this study, for the first time, the velocity-dependent potential (VDP) effects on the total refractive index changes (TRICs) and the total absorption coefficients (TACs) of the parabolic quantum dot with spherical confinement, generated by GaAs/GaAlAs heterostructure, are comprehensively investigated. In order to obtain the subband energy spectra and the electronic wave function of the quantum dot system, the wave equation is numerically solved due to the VDP's complexity by using Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method within the effective mass approximation. The nonlinear optical specifications of the quantum dot with velocity-dependent potential (QDVDP) are analyzed using the compact density matrix formalism within the framework of the iterative method. To investigate the optical specifications of QDVDP, the isotropic form factor of VDP is taken into consideration as the harmonic oscillator type, F(r) = gamma rho(0)r(2) (being gamma and rho(0) are constants). Optical analysis is also executed for parabolic encompassing under the influence of VDP, as well as VDP, analyzing for TRICs and TACs of QDVDP, for which the result is quite a change compared to cases without VDP due to the symmetry-breaking repercussion on system confinement of VDP. The main motivation of the present study is to clearly distinguish VDP effects on optical properties of the quantum dot, carrying out an analysis on optimal range and alternative parameter for optical properties.