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Vision Science and Optometry

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Career opportunities

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

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People

NamePosition
Assoc Prof Nicola AnsticeDiscipline Lead, Associate Professor
Asst Prof Cirous DehghaniAssistant Professor
Dr Vicki EvansCAG Member
Asst Prof Monica JongAssistant Professor
Asst Prof Myra LeungAssistant Professor
Dr John PearceLecturer
Dr Faran SabetiClinical Assistant Professor
Assoc Prof Peter HerseAssociate Professor