PolyU has signed an agreement with C-MER Eye Care Holdings Limited (C-MER) to advance research and talent development in optometry in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) will also focus on eye and vision health.


Under the MoU, around 60 students from the School of Optometry (SO) will receive clinical training in C-MER’s network of hospitals, clinics and optical centres in Hong Kong and other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities each year. The training will include attachment programmes to learn how ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye diseases, including medication and surgical treatment. The experience will be particularly valuable for students who choose to develop their careers in the GBA in future.


In addition, world-class researchers and specialists from the SO and C-MER will collaborate on scientific studies relating to myopia and ageing eyes - the main eye health challenges faced by Hong Kong and the Nation.


As part of its commitment to optometric education, the SO has been collaborating with ophthalmologists and other counterparts internationally to equip students with the skills and hands-on experience required for their professional development.