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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

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.

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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 Optometry Staff and Students in Ghana

Optometry Staff and Students' Life Changing Mission in Ghana

30 November 2023

A dedicated team of optometry students embarked on a life-changing journey to Ghana, where they made a significant impact through their eye care outreach mission.

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