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.

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A career in research usually begins with a doctorate (PhD), which takes around three or four years to achieve, once you have graduated. You could be working in a university or hospital or in a lab.  As well as carrying out research, you'll be writing papers, attending conferences or, maybe even, presenting your findings to colleagues all over the world. 

There are also opportunities to carry out smaller research projects in practice - maybe to understand more about your patients or a particular topic of interest.


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