BSc (Hons) in Optometry

FAQs

1. What is the role of optometrist in the health care system?

Optometrists are health professionals trained to provide comprehensive eye and vision care, such as eyesight correction and diagnosis of common conditions related to the eye or vision.

2. Is Optometry a recognized profession?

Graduates are eligible for direct entry to Part I of the Optometrists Register of the HKSAR.

For further information, please refer to the website of the Optometrists Board (http://www.smp-council.org.hk/op/).

3. Is the career prospect good?

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

4. What is the number of student intake each year?

45 students.

5. Are there any tips to improve my chance of entering the Optometry Programme?

- Good HKDSE results in relevant subjects
- Putting Optometry as the 1st Choice