Optometrists are able to utilize their optic, optometric, measuring and clinical knowledge gained during the training program, conduct the examination and correction of the eye individually and prescribe optical aids (eyeglasses, contact lenses) with the aim of attaining the optimal visual acuity in patients. The professionals are able to estimate the refractive medium, refractive ability, errors of refraction, the way eye muscles function, and the ability of heterophoria and convergence. They examine binocular vision, the chamber of the eye, crystalline lens, vitreous humor and the eye fundus with the help of a slit lamp, and they estimate ocular tension. Optometrists utilize their clinical and nursing knowledge during their daily activities, actively participate in improving the culture of vision of individuals, communities and the population. Through examinations, the optometrist recognizes and evaluates the disorders of the eye and so contributes to the immediate receipt of specialized care.
Minimum of admitted applicants: 15
Length of studies: 8 semesters, 240 credits
Entrance requirements: applicants must successfully complete a language test in English.
Major curricular components: Ocular Anatomy, Ophthalmic Pathology, Practice in the Demonstration Room, Ophthalmic Optics, Prescribing Eyeglasses, Contactology, Clinical Ophthalmology, Physiology and Pathology of Binocular Vision, Ophthalmic Technology, Basics of the Optometrist Profession, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Optical Materials and Manufacturing Technology.
Career opportunities: Optic Shops, Outpatient Ophthalmologic Clinics and Hospitals, Optical Products and Project Management, Ophthalmologic Diagnostic Laboratories, Ophthalmic Assistance, Ophthalmic Research Projects.