School of Optometry and Vision Science

About our School

We offer the only optometry program in Queensland, training bright students who meet the high entry requirements to become practising optometrists.

Our students gain real-world experience at QUT’s purpose-built Optometry Clinic. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local and international placements, including services for people experiencing disadvantage or who have limited access to eye care.

QUT’s School of Optometry and Vision Science is globally recognised for cutting-edge collaborative research that underpins the educational program.

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View our 2018 annual report

Study with us

Train to become an optometrist through Queensland’s only optometry program. Our students prepare for careers as optometrists through clinical placements in local and international practices.

Our graduates readily gain employment within optometry in a diverse range of practice environments.

Study optometry and vision science


Gain real-world experience and credit towards your degree.

Work experience

Go global

Study abroad or take an international work placement.

International opportunities


Prepare for the real world with practical learning experiences.

Real-world learning


Scholarships, expert career advice, study help and peer mentors.

Scholarships and support

Optometry Clinic and facilities

Optometry Clinic

QUT’s Optometry Clinic provides full eye examinations, which include advanced technology imaging for the detection of eye disease. Our students gain real-world experience at the Clinic, working under the supervision of qualified registered optometrists.

Learning facilities

Students learn in teaching spaces that are fully equipped with digital technology and the latest state-of-the-art optometry instruments.

Our people

Our staff have consistently won teaching, research and professional awards. We have an outstanding international reputation for our optometry and vision science research.

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Current students

Future students

3138 2000 (Australian and NZ)

1800 181 848 (International, within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853 (International, outside Australia)

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Industry and alumni