A career in optometry

Looking for a varied and rewarding career in health care? Take a closer look at optometry!

Optometrists can make a big difference to people's lives. Every day, they use their skills and knowledge to improve vision and diagnose and manage a range of eye conditions. They can also alert patients to life changing and life threatening illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure or a brain tumour. 

Previously known as ophthalmic opticians, optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health.

Find out how you can qualify as an optometrist and the different opportunities for career progression once you have qualified.

Career pathways in optometry

There are a range of career options available to qualified optometrists, including working in a hospital clinic, carrying out essential research, and more.