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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



Science that provides eye care

"I chose the Diploma in Optometry because of its relevance to the society of Singapore, where there is always high-demand for good eye care services. I have never regretted choosing SP DOPT, because here we have dedicated lecturers who are always fine-tuning the course, all so that students can benefit and learn most during their time here. My fruitful SP experience has not only equipped me with the necessary skills of an optometrist but also left me with many precious moments to look back on."


Tan Chuan Kiat Benny
Optometry Course Gold Medallist 2014
Health Sciences Authority Gold Medal recipient
SP Model Student Award winner


DOPT in the News

 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.