Diploma in Optometry (DOPT - S67)

The Gift of Sight through Science

Vision is not merely the ability to see, but a portal to a world of possibilities. The Diploma in Optometry (DOPT) empowers you with the valuable skills and knowledge to fulfil your calling in the noble and rewarding field of eye-care.

Develop skills in eyecare

Throughout your educational journey, we foster an appreciation for optimal eye health and eyesight, equipping you with the competencies needed to skilfully manage conditions such as myopia and presbyopia, detect common eye diseases and correct vision with spectacles and contact lenses.

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Real-world training and exposure

Beyond the classroom, you will engage in hands-on training to advance your  skills. Harness state-of-the-art technology at the SP Optometry Centre and work with real clients from the first year, levelling up in responsibilities as you hone your skills. Through industrial attachments, a 22-week internship and overseas attachments, you’ll broaden your perspectives, learn best practices from the industry and network with peers and professionals.

Accreditation that opens doors

Become a licensed optometrist registered with the Optometrists and Opticians Board (OOB), governed by the Ministry of Health. This license opens doors to a wide range of career prospects in areas such as community optometry clinics, ophthalmology clinics, hospitals, multinational manufacturing companies, or research institutions. If you are enterprising, create a canvas for innovation and expertise with your very own practice.

If you yearn to illuminate lives through eye care, join us in the Diploma in Optometry course for a fulfilling career.


Course Highlights

What You Can Expect

  • Hone your skills at our 5700 sq. ft. SP Optometry Centre, a state-of-the-art learning environment supported by renowned brands like Zeiss and Essilor
  • Experience hands-on learning opportunities from your first year, including industrial attachments to hospitals, optometric practices, and lens companies. Enhance your practical skills and knowledge through a 22-week internship in the final semester
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  • Expand your horizons with overseas learning exposures, engaging in community service projects or attachments to prestigious optometry schools and research institutions
  • Enjoy direct entry and advanced standing to renowned local and overseas universities. Find out more about your further study options here
  • Explore a wide array of career options and pathways here


Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre

Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre serves as the clinical training facility for Optometry students. There are 15 fully-equipped consulting and special examination rooms.

In their own Words

DOPT in the News

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First DOPT overseas study trip to KL/Malacca

13 Jun 2024

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SP Optometry alumna helps seniors understand differences in eye diseases

3 Jun 2024

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Vision screening event: A step towards better eye health

10 May 2024

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SILMO Singapore 2024

10 May 2024

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SP Optometry-HOYA Collaboration for Vision Examination

11 Apr 2024

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SP Optometry students explore Mixed Reality devices for vision test

9 Apr 2024

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