List Of Optometry Schools In South Africa

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. They make a diagnosis, offer advice and when necessary prescribe, fit and supply contact lenses or glasses. Some optometrists specialise in a particular clientele or type of treatment.

Here are the List Of Optometry Schools In South Africa

University of the Free State Clinical optometry

University of Johannesburg Clinical optometry

University of KwaZulu-Natal Clinical optometry

University of Limpopo Clinical optometry

How long do you have to go to school to be an optometrist?

Completing your education to become an optometrist takes seven-to-nine years: three-to-four years of college plus four years of optometry school. The one-year clinical residency for specialization is an optional, additional year

How much does optometry school cost?

Optometry school tuition and fees at private universities run $15,000-$29,100 per year or $60,000-$116,400 for the four-year program for residents and $20,000-$29,100 per year or $80,000- $116,400 for a degree for non residents.

Do optometrists go to med school?

Optometrists are referred to as doctors of optometry (DO), although they are not required to go to medical school

Are Optometrists in demand?

Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will lead to demand for optometrists.

Do optometrists do surgery?

Both optometrists and ophthalmologists examine eyes and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. With a few exceptions, optometrists in the U.S. are not trained or licensed to perform eye surgery.

How do I become an optometrist after 12?

2 B.Sc. in Optometry After completing the academic program, a student must complete the internship program. Only then will one get the Degree and be called a qualified Optometrist. Eligibility criteria: Candidate should have passed 10+2 Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects.