Optometry is part of the primary healthcare system and it is the study of visual defects and functional disorders of the eye. An optometric examination includes the detection of common eye diseases, signs of diseases that need medical attention, the management of binocular vision problems such as squints and lazy eyes. The scope of Optometry also involves the prescription of spectacles and contact lenses.
The Diploma in Optometry (DOPT) is a three-year full-time course which aims to produce professionally competent optometrists serving as primary eye care health practitioners in our community.
Practical training will be conducted at the Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre. The School has excellent clinical and laboratory facilities that provide students with hands-on experience on the latest equipment and precision instruments. Our students start working with patients in the first year and continue with greater responsibilities in the subsequent years.
Students will also be sent to selected hospitals, contact lens and ophthalmic lens companies for attachment during the vacation in order to widen their scope of experience in Optometry. Opportunities also exist for students to undertake overseas community projects and attachments to the various Schools of Optometry and research institutions abroad.
Our Unique Selling Points
- First tertiary institution in Singapore since
1994 to offer this course.
- Students start working with patients in
the first year and continue with greater
responsibilities in subsequent years.
- Excellent clinical and laboratory facilities and the SP Optometry
Centre provides you with hands-on experience using state-of-theart
precision instruments and equipment.
- Register as a qualified optometrist with the Optometrists and
Opticians Board when you graduate.
- Industrial attachment at hospitals, optometric practices, contact
lens or ophthalmic lens companies to widen your scope and
experience in optometry.
- Opportunities for overseas exposure via community service
projects or attachments to optometry schools and research