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BSc (Honours) Scheme in Optometry

Career Prospects

Optometry Vision Science and Secondary Major 

Career prospects are excellent. There is a shortage of optometrists in Hong Kong.

Our graduates may choose to:   

- be employed as a professional optometrist in private sectors
be employed as a professional optometrist in Government sectors, such as the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health, or private hospitals
- start his/her private optometric practice
- join a multinational company engaged in eye care business
- pursue further studies in Master (MPhil) and Doctoral (DHSc or PhD) programmes   


Graduates will be able to work in ophthalmic industry and health care settings. Graduates will be able to provide support in research activities.

Graduates can pursue postgraduate research studies locally and overseas and become vision scientists. 

According to PolyU's Graduate Employment Survey, the distributions of employment sector of our graduates in 2019 are as follow:
   Community/ Social Services




   Professional Practices
   (includes privates clinics, optical outlets and multinational companies)


* There were a total of 32 respondents (100% employment rate)


Average Salary of our graduates from 2016 to 2020:

2020: HK$30,841

2019: HK$36,138  
2018: HK$37,906  
2017: HK$32,917  
2016: HK$30,015