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School of Optometry and Vision Science

Undergraduate study at the School of Optometry

Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom)

Optometry is the clinical application of visual science. It is the study of the basic physical and life sciences as they relate to the visual system, and the study of visual mechanisms, including colour and form perception, focussing properties and eye coordination. The role of the optometrist is to examine the eyes and integrity of the visual pathways, to diagnose visual problems or impairments, advise of the prevention of eye problems, and prescribe and provide treatment. By graduating with a BOptom you will be well prepared with the knowledge, experience and skills required to enter practice or to continue with graduate or other studies.

We have highly respected academic staff, some who are clinically qualified, others who are renowned vision scientists.


For more information see Bachelor of Optometry


Key date to remember: 

BOptom applications close 1 October