Optometry & Vision science courses at undergrad bachelor, post grad diploma master, PhD doctorate research degree levels at universities in Australia are listed below.
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- A bachelor (BSc) university degree in Optometry offers grads excellent employment opportunities in eye care field and private practice as an Optometrist.
Optometry degree courses are commonly listed with Vision Science courses in some universities. Investigate about Optometry here –whats this subject about.
- Optometry grads may run Optometry businesses providing customized spectacles (eye glasses), prescription sunglasses and sell contact lenses
Typical admission requirements for Optometry :
- Maths, Physics & English proficiency
Optometry is available at these institutions:
New South Wales : NSW
- School of Optometry& Vision Science at University of New South Wales: UNSW
- Master of Community Eye Health
- Grad Diploma in Optometry
- Master of Optometry
- Graduate Certificate in Optometry
- Grad Diploma in Community Eye Health
South Australia: SA
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science), Master of Optometry at Flinders university
- Optometry degree courses at Queensland Uni of Technology: QUT
Victoria : VIC
- Optometry & Vision science courses at University of Melbourne
Typical job Activities
- prescribe lenses, contact lenses and low vision aids, and checking suitability and comfort
- prescribe exercises to coordinate movement and focusing of eyes
- diagnose eye movement disorders and defects of binocular function
- examine patients’ eyes and employ tests to determine the nature and extent of vision problems and abnormalities
- manage programs for eye movement disorders, and instructing and counselling patients in the use of corrective techniques and eye exercises
- advise on visual health matters such as contact lens care, vision care for the elderly, visual ergonomics, and occupational and industrial eye safety
- conduct preventative screening programs Eg Cataract detection, Macular Degeneration
- conduct rehabilitation programs for the visually impaired
- detect, diagnose and manage eye disease, referring patients to, and receiving referrals from other health providers, and prescribe medications for the treatment of eye disease
- assess ocular health and visual function by measuring visual acuity and refractive error and testing the function of visual pathways, visual fields, eye movements, freedom of vision and intraocular pressure, and performing other tests