Optometry

Are you interested in studying optometry? The Doctor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne is an internationally recognized qualification. Learn more.

Studying optometry

Within the School of Health Sciences, the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne educates future optometrists, performs internationally recognised vision science research, and contributes widely to the advancement of optometry as an essential health care discipline.

The Doctor of Optometry (OD) at the University of Melbourne is a master’s-level professional entry degree. The OD program is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, creating a new benchmark in optometric education. It is an internationally recognised qualification with full accreditation from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ).

Practicing in Canada

A Doctor of Optometry is required in order to go through the licensing process to practice in Canada.  The Canadian licensing process for internationally educated graduates is managed by an organization called FORAC.

For more information, visit our Practicing Optometry in Canada page.