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School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

We train the next generation of optometrists, and our research has advanced global understanding of vision disorders to improve quality of life.

Courses

Undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research and CPD courses.

Research

We are facilitating detection, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision disorders through innovative research.

Child wearing glasses. Photo credit: Mike O'Carroll

Working with the community

We play an important part in our community, through promoting and enhancing eye care for the public.

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Facilities and equipment

Our School is housed in a dedicated facility enabling high quality teaching, clinical practice and research.

An examination using a visual fields scanner.

Cardiff University Optometrists

Our on-site Eye Clinic provides specialist assessment, treatment and advice for members of the public.


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Cardiff University researchers drive forward NHS availability of sight saving corneal therapy in Wales

13 June 2022

Sight-saving therapy called corneal cross-linking has recently been approved for use by the Welsh Government for the treatment of keratoconus patients as young as 11 years old.

Full details of our BSc Optometry course, including how to apply, are available in course finder.