Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry

UNSW Sydney

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Overview

Masters Degree
Sydney
5.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The only undergraduate Optometry program in Sydney, with a strong foundation in Vision Science.

Optometry combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. Vision science includes the optics of lenses and instruments, the physiology of the eye, the psychophysics of vision and the neuroscience of the brain.

Optometry includes the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, the management of people with special needs (children, low vision), sports vision and vision in the workplace. Graduates of this program will be able to register as an optometrist in Australia. The degree is also recognised in New Zealand and in most parts of Asia. Job opportunities in this field are excellent and are expected to remain excellent given the high visual demands in the modern computer-based workplace, and the ageing population in Australia.

Graduates of the dual award Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry will have specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice and research in Optometry and Vision Science and further learning.
Majors

Optometry
Vision Science

Careers

Optometrist
Vision Scientist

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