Optometry

Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics deals with the anatomy, physiology, and diseases that effect the eyes, including performing operations on them.

Many diseases can be diagnosed from looking at the eyes, and there are several maladies that can effect the eyes only, such as blindness, cataracts and glaucoma.

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Optometry

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
City University London
UK
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (Business School), Selective, Somewhat Selective
We offer a range of programmes aimed at equipping students for professional life.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Manchester
UK
Island Campus in a City
Very Large Institution >30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single subject focus with some predefined combination/Joint Honours courses that combine complementary areas of study e.g. Engineering with Management
University of Pittsburgh
USA
City
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted) Pitt has rolling admissions meaning the earlier you apply the better your chance of acceptance.
Pitt is a public, research 1 institution.
University of Southern California (USC)
USA
Urban, in a very large city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts Foundation with Subject Focus
UWE Bristol
UK
City Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Less Selective (>75% admitted). Certain courses are more competitive and therefore will be more selective.
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc/BMedsci
Orthoptics
BOpto/MOptom/BSc
Optometry
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Useful Skills

Empathy
ICT
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Leadership
Aiming High
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