Diploma in Optometry

Diploma in Optometry this a three-year  program that deals with different concepts of eye health, diagnosis, diseases, and treatment of human eyes.  Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or contact lenses and treatment of eye diseases. Course is beneficial to produce professionally competent optometrists who are in good demand. After completion this programme, students will have the knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to optical or healthcare trade. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologists (specialists) and opticians to deliver quality and efficient eyecare to the general public.

Course Name: Description
Course Level Diploma
Mode of Study Full Time
Durations Three (3) Years
Entry Qualifications Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least five (5) passes in non-religious subjects including passes in Chemistry, Biology, Basic Mathematics, English and Physics/Engineering Sciences.
Course Fee Local Fee: TSH. 1,400,000/=
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Studying for a Diploma in Optometry offers numerous advantages

There are various benefits of studying a diploma in optometry and various reasons as to why one should study this course.

The course entails knowledge in students of basic clinical, biomedical and behavioural sciences particularly pertaining to eye and vision care.
Skilled optometrists are highly sought after since there is a rapid increase of myopia in children and an aging population
The programme is accurate to gain knowledge and skills in contributing to the optical healthcare industry.
Students can advance to diverse Bachelor's degree programs, such as becoming n Optometrist , qualified and authorized to practice optometry in all its aspects.

Additionally, the range of potential employment opportunities is vast. Graduates can find rewarding work across various sectors, including government health agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based institutions, and private corporations. Therefore, pursuing a Diploma in Optometry can be a significant steppingstone towards a versatile and impactful career in healthcare.

Entry Qualifications

Study Duration: Three (3) years with the following breakdown:

First-year: Basic Technician Certificate in Optometry
Second-year: Technician Certificate in Optometry
Third-year: Ordinary Diploma in Optometry