Faculty of Optometry

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, a student Ophthalmic Assistants should be able;

  • To accurately perform refractions with Retinoscopy, Lensometry, Keratometry, Visual Fields, Amslers, Topography, OCT, Fundus photos
  • To review patients’ medical records, to record patient’s history to keep the optometrist informed about factors such as allergies and medical conditions that the patient has.
  • To perform clinical procedures such as recording vision, applying eye dressage and testing eye muscles.
  • To prepare patients by giving them all necessary information regarding medical procedures
  • To perform diagnostic and vision tests on the patient using optical instruments
  • To help the optometrist during difficult procedures in any ways needed, including administering eye medications and readying the optical equipments
  • To schedule patients for their next follow up appointment


Entry Requirements

  • Those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in the field of optometry can apply. The minimum qualifications shall be
  • Having passed all three subjects at the Advance Level (A/L) examination in science stream and a “C” Pass for English language in Ordinary Level Examination
  • Between age group of 19 – 30 year
  • Male/ female


Any other professional qualifications fulfill management’s expectations and accepted by the management.

1 year in 3 semesters