Welcome to the Discipline of Optometry
The Discipline of Optometry was established in 1980 and has grown to capacity since then. The Discipline commenced with 4 staff and 13 students. The first group of graduates comprised 4 optometrists.

  • Changes in various policies e.g. health, education => allowed for growth and expansion of the programme.
  • Currently, consist of 8 academic staff, 4 clinical staff, 4 administrative staff. First year intake is 40 students, with an average of 20 students graduating each year.
  • Programmes : undergrad, postgrad, dispensers, cpd, clinical programmes.

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