Vision Science and Optometry
Gain the skills needed to detect, diagnose and manage eye diseases and vision disorders and build the foundations to prepare yourself for a rewarding career in the field of optometry.
You’ll develop an understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical science with an emphasis on health and vision sciences, while developing the skills necessary to perform common vision and eye health assessments.
You’ll also be equipped with the business and management skills needed to practice including communication, practice management and an understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks.
State-of-the-art optometry labs
Put your skills into focus with our brand-new optometry labs and gain valuable pre-clinical skills in a simulated setting with cutting-edge technology.
Successful completion of both the Bachelor of Vision Science and the Master of Optometry course at the University of Canberra will allow graduates the chance to apply for registration with the Optometry Board of Australia to practice as an optometrist.
Study vision science and optometry to work in a variety of roles and settings.
- Optometrist (on successful completion of both the Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry degrees)
- Private practice and retail optometrist (on successful completion of both the Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry degrees)
- Health clinics and services
- Vision-related government and non-government organisations
- Research institutes
Find out more about health courses.
|Assoc Prof Nicola Anstice||Discipline Lead, Associate Professor|
|Asst Prof Cirous Dehghani||Assistant Professor|
|Dr Vicki Evans||CAG Member|
|Asst Prof Monica Jong||Assistant Professor|
|Asst Prof Myra Leung||Assistant Professor|
|Dr John Pearce||Lecturer|
|Dr Faran Sabeti||Clinical Assistant Professor|
|Assoc Prof Peter Herse||Associate Professor|