List of optometry schools

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The following list of optometry schools covers many countries, although the list is not exhaustive. Internationally, optometry as a profession includes different levels of education.[1] The institutions listed below provide academic and professional education and clinical training that ranges from Doctor of Optometry degree level to other professional degrees in optometry and also non-degree level education leading to a diploma or other qualifications in optometry.

In many countries the role of optometry is statutorily defined, practice is regulated and there is uniformity in professional education and clinical training and the scope of practice is consistent with the definition of optometry as a profession. In such countries the nomenclature of terminal qualification may be reviewed as and when necessary. In Australia, for example, Doctor of Optometry (OD) is now established at University of Melbourne (first intake 2011) and OD is described as "an internationally recognised qualification and the gold standard for optometry education."[2]

This is a list of optometry schools sorted alphabetically by country.

Australia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Canada[edit]

Colombia[edit]

For more details

Czech Republic[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

www.bmcoptometry.com

India[edit]

The following list includes educational institutions offering four year degree courses, two or three year diploma courses and also non-degree courses. Post-graduate education in optometry is also offered in India leading to M.Optom, M.Phil., M.Sc. and Ph.D. by several universities.

  1. A.I.I.M.S, Delhi (DCT in Optometry and Orthoptics till 1976)
  2. Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (Govt.Medical college),Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala University of Health Sciences.(B.Sc.Optometry 20 seats)
  3. Alagappa University Tamil Nadu
  4. Alsalama Optometry college, Perinthalmanna
  5. Amity University Gurgaon, Haryana
  6. Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad (Established in 2000), Off-campus course of B.I.T.S - Pilani, Rajasthan
  7. Elite School of Optometry, Chennai (Established in 1985), Off-campus course of B.I.T.S - Pilani, Rajasthan,
  8. Bharatimaiya College of Optometry, Surat.[7](Affiliated to Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.)
  9. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Kerala
  10. Bhartiya vidyapeeth (Deemed) university, Maharastra
  11. Dr. DY Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Science ( Deemed ) University Maharastra
  12. Dr.N.T.R University Of Health Sciences Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh
  13. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
  14. IGNOU, (Central University) Delhi
  15. ITM Institute of Health Science, (Deemed) University, Mumbai, Maharastra
  16. J.R.N. Rajasthan vidyapeeth (Deemed) university.
  17. Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, W. Bangal
  18. Jamia Hamdard (Deemed) University, Delhi
  19. Kalyani University, Kolkata, W. Bangal
  20. Madurai kamraj University
  21. Manipal university, Manipal, Karnataka
  22. Martin Luther King University, Shillog, Meghalaya
  23. Nalanda Open University Patna, Bihar
  24. Municipal Eye Hospital, School of Optometry, Mumbai(Maharastra University of Health Science Nashik) Maharas
  25. NIMS University, Rajasthan
  26. Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata,W. Bangal
  27. RGUHS, Karnataka
  28. Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore
  29. Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok,Sikkim
  30. Sri Ramchandra University, Porur, Tamil Nadu
  31. Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Science, Assam.
  32. SRM University, Chennai,Tamil Nadu
  33. Kerala University of Health Sciences - Diploma in Optometry.
  34. Shri Rajaram Eye Hospital [27] - Diploma in Optometry, Diploma in Orthoptic, bachelor in optometry
  35. The Global Open University Kohima, Nagaland
  36. The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University Chennai,Tamil Nadu
  37. Tripura University, Agartala,Tripura
  38. University of Hyderabad
  39. University of Mumbai, Maharastra
  40. Uttrakhand University, Uttrakhand
  41. Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  42. Veer Narmad South Gujrat University,Surat,Gujrat
  43. Vinayaka Missions University
  44. West Bengal University of technology, Kolkata
  45. Wyashwantrao chauhan M Open university, Maharastra
  46. Netrajyothi college of Health Science (Optometry), Bangalore

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Currently there are seven state universities (in Milano, Padova, Lecce, Roma, Firenze, Napoli, and Torino) offering three-year university degrees in optics and optometry (Ottica e Optometria), formally a kind of a physics degree.

Latvia[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Nepal[edit]

  • Tribhuwan University at the B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Maharajgunj Medical Campus. Four-year bachelor's degree program only, with no post-graduate programs available.

The Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

There are four schools offering the O.D. (Doctor of Optometry) degree.

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

  • Saint Petersburg Medical Technical College [44]
  • The Helmholz Research Institute for Eye Diseases[19]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • King Saud University, Riyadh, which offers Doctor of optometry (OD)and master degree .
  • Qassim university, Buraidah, which offers optometry doctor degree (OD).

Singapore[edit]

In 2009 University of Manchester (UK) and Singapore Polytechnic set up a degree course in optometry within the premises of Singapore Polytechnic. The degree is not recognised by the General Optical Council (GOC) in the United Kingdom.[21] This course has since been stopped.[22]

South Africa[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

School of Ophthalmic Technology, established in 1983 by ministry of health at National Eye Hospital Colombo with the initiation of Dr. C E Parker III. Honours the Diploma in Ophthalmic technologist. Still a degree programme does not exist. These ophthalmic technologists are trained for the purpose of government hospitals. The course is also undergone by other SAARC countries: Nepal, Maldives and Pakistan. Meantime part-time courses are conducted by private institutes to provide diploma for private sectors. Namely EYE CARE INSTITUTE and SRI LANKA OPTOMETRIST ASSOCIATION. The government of Sri Lanka does not recognize optometry as a profession and has no rule and regulation to date.

Sudan[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

There is currently 1 university offering a bachelor's degree in optometry and 2 educational institutions offering an associate degree in optometry:

Thailand[edit]

Trinidad & Tobago[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[edit]

There are 9 educational institutions in the United Kingdom offering degrees in optometry. Six are located in England with one optometry school in each of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Additionally, in England, the Institute of Optometry offers a post-graduate professional doctorate (Doctor of Optometry degree)[34][35] in partnership with London South Bank University.

England[edit]

Wales[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

United States of America[edit]

There are 21 American educational institutions offering the Doctor of Optometry degree.

See also[edit]

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