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School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

We train the next generation of optometrists, and our innovative research has advanced global understanding of vision disorders to improve quality of life worldwide. We work alongside local and global communities to deliver the best eye care and pioneer advancements in eye health.


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

Working with local, global and disadvantaged communities is part of who we are. We play a vital role in our community, through promoting and enhancing eye care for the public.

Vision Science

Facilities and equipment

Our school is housed in a dedicated £22 million facility with a built in eye clinic enabling top quality teaching, clinical practice and research.

An examination using a visual fields scanner.

Cardiff University Optometrists

Our on-site Eye Clinic provides specialist assessment, expert treatment and trusted advice for everyone in our community.

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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 student
Picture of David Whitaker winning lifetime achievement award

School of Optometry welcomes back esteemed lifetime achievement winner

1 March 2024

Professor David Whitaker has been named as the winner of the prestigious Association of Optometrists Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our new MOptom programmes provide you with the scientific and clinical knowledge to register as an optometrist with the General Optical Council.