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Take a moment to consider the importance of eyesight and the impact it can cause once it is lost. Indeed, caring for the health of others is a noble calling, especially when it comes to something as important as eye care. The scope of Optometry includes the detection of common eye diseases and problems. It also covers the prescription of spectacles and contact lenses.

Our three-year Diploma in Optometry (DOPT) course aims to produce professionally competent optometrists who are in good demand. Due to high prevalence of myopia in children and a rapidly ageing population, quality optometrists are highly sought after.


Course Highlights


Optometry Centre


Science that provides eye care

"My experience in SP DOPT was enriching and exciting, from learning the basics in year 1 to being able to provide comprehensive eye care services to the members of public in year 3. This journey was never easy; however, our friendly Optometry lecturers and course-mates ensured that the learning journey was more enjoyable. I wish to use the optometry skills and knowledge I have acquired to bring Singapore's primary eye care to a higher level."


Amelia Tay Shi Ning
Optometry Course Gold Medallist 2015
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Singapore Gold Medal recipient
Essilor Singapore Award winner
Oculus Freshkon Award winner


DOPT in the News

 Gift of Sight 2015

SP Optometry students embarked on overseas community service projects to Myanmar and Indonesia.

 Free eye checks and discount on spectacles for cabbies

SP Optometry Centre is one of the organisers for the Taxi Drivers Eye Care Ambassador Programme.

 Gift of Sight 2014

SP Optometry students embarked on overseas community services project to Surabaya, Indonesia.

 Sci-Fi? Challenge accepted

SP Optometry student shared her journey at the Sci-Fi Challenge.

 Optometry students and the super cool Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan!

SP's Optometry Centre (SPOC) teamed up with Essilor to offer free vision screening and spectacles to 300 underprivileged young students from Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA)!

 Education with a heart

Staff and students at the School of Chemical & Life Sciences give back to the community.