Optometry is the occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting and managing eye disease. It is a professional allied health discipline based on the optical, visual, and biomedical sciences. An optometrist's role is to solve their patients' visual problems.
The Optometry School at the University of Melbourne offers one of three optometry degrees in Australia. The University of Melbourne Optometry School is the only optometry school in Australia which offers a graduate-entry four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD). Melbourne's Doctor of Optometry leads to the professional qualification as an optometrist. In past years, the University of Melbourne offered a Bachelor of Optometry, and this undergraduate optometry program has been phased out and replaced by the Doctor of Optometry in 2011.
The learn more Melbourne's Doctor of Optometry, please visit the University of Melbourne Optometry School page.
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