Optometry

Optometrists examine patient's eyes, give advice on eye health and visual problems and prescribe and fit spectacles or contact lenses.

This distinctive 4-year Optometry degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire integrates theory, research, science and clinical practice from year one. Across all 4 years students will focus on achieving parallel success: as a professional clinician and as a scientist.

The programme integrates the pre-registration period within this 4 year masters programme, meaning that upon completion of your degree you will be a fully registered Optometrist.

All teaching on the Initial Year Optometry takes place at City and Islington College’s Centre for Applied Sciences, enabling you to benefit from the College’s expertise in the field of Optics and providing access to optics laboratories and a range of specialist equipment and resources. The course is a separate one year programme taught at the college in London. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the programme at the University.

First class facilities and staff

You will be able to use our new simulation facilities including dedicated optometry specialist clinics, along with our experienced staff.

More information

For more information on optometry and the work of optometrists in the UK, please visit the College of Optometrists website.