About Optometry and vision sciences

Optometry and vision sciences combines optical, visual and biomedical sciences with clinical decision-making and patient care.

Enjoy learning about healthcare in context as you become a member of an active department that focuses on hands-on learning.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, clinical education and fieldwork placements offer the best possible practical experience to prepare you for a rewarding career in optometry.

Discover how to become an Optometrist

Play a specialised role in the healthcare system and make a difference in people’s lives in the growing profession of optometry.

Graduate degree pathways

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

A meaningful career

A meaningful career

Make a difference to people’s lives from day one with hands-on learning and clinical placements at leading health organisations.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Learn from academics doing groundbreaking research across health fields.

Industry engagement

Industry engagement

Benefit from strong interdisciplinary collaborations across the University, and our hospital and research institute partners.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

One of the best things about the course is that we are exposed to the clinical aspect of optometry quite early on.

Victoria Ahmadzai - Doctor of Optometry

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.