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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.


Undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research and CPD courses.


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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Coming to Cardiff has been a phenomenal chapter in my life. I’m fascinated by vision and Optometry combines my love of Physics, problem solving and working with people. The building has a network of clinic bays, modern and well equipped for clinic and research and the£22m building is an energising environment.

Libby, Optometry (BSc)
Optometry staff and students travelling to Malawi in an airport - all standing together

Optometry Staff and Students provide Vision and Hope to Communities in Malawi

5 September 2023

A dedicated team of optometry students and staff travelled to Malawi on a mission to help people with sight loss, bringing eye care services and hope to local communities.

Our new MOptom Optometry programmes are now available to view online.