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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.

Research at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

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.

Vision Science

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.


Close up of an eye

Stem cell discovery provides new hope for people with dry eye disease

29 April 2022

Researchers have discovered how to generate miniature lacrimal glands from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to combat the effects of dry eye disease.

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