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Once you’ve qualified, there are all sorts of opportunities and roles within optometry. You could be working in a high street optometrists or a hospital clinic, or carrying out essential research in a university or laboratory. If you have the right skills, you could work all over the world, or even run own business.

Most optometrists work on the high street, carrying out eye examinations on patients of all ages with all kinds of conditions, and advising them on how to look after their eyes and vision.

As a hospital optometrist you will be working as part of a larger health care team, providing specialist support.

There is so much still to discover about the eye and vision and detecting and treating eye conditions. Research is helping to extend our knowledge and shaping the profession.

Once, you have qualified as an optometrist, there are a number of career paths open to you that will enable to follow your interests, take on more responsibility and progress in your career.