Do you see yourself caring for the aging population and tackling rising concerns about their eye-care in Singapore? You could be on your way to become an optometric practitioner to help diagnose eye disorders and prescribe optical treatments. Our Diploma in Optometry (OPT) trains you for this important role. In addition, our broad-based curriculum enables you to explore opportunities in fields other than health services. You also get to learn firsthand from industry experts through off-campus classes and internships, right from the first year.
Learn from the pros themselves – you will be trained by medical doctors and practising optometrists to examine eyes, test sight and diagnose visual problems. You will learn to prescribe and dispense spectacles and contact lenses, as well as recommend eye treatments.
By working alongside qualified optometrists to diagnose and manage patients at our Optometry Centre, you will be constantly gaining valuable real-world knowledge. Plus, you also get to go on a 16-week internship with a retail practice, ophthalmology clinic or eye-care product company.
Our curriculum covers a research project and topics such as psychology, patient management and optometric retail management. It will equip you with the skills you need to better manage patients, run a retail business or embark on a career based in research.
Right from the first year, you will get to attend offcampus classes conducted by our industry partners such as Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Carl Zeiss, Bausch & Lomb and Essilor Singapore. These multinational corporations in eye-care products will offer you specialised product training and expose you to the latest in eye-care products and technology.
As an Optometry graduate, you can land rewarding
roles in optometry retail and private practices,
ophthalmological clinics, eye-care product companies,
research centres and hospitals. Alternatively, you
could work at any optometry retail outlet, where an
Optometry graduate draws an attractive starting salary.
As an Optometry graduate, you will be able to pursue
related degree programmes at universities such as:
Our graduates also have the option to pursue degrees
in arts, social sciences, business administration,
communications and new media, and more at the
National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological
University and Singapore Management University.
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation
* Candidates with English as a second language (EL2)
must have attained a minimum grade of 6.
Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not
apply for the course.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
1 Interdisciplinary Studies module. For more details, please visit the IS website at www.np.edu.sg/is
YEAR 3 MODULES
The module helps to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. It also aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for. Students will be equipped with skills necessary to seek and secure work. They will also be equipped to communicate their personal brand in a positive way. As students sharpen their communication skills, they will also learn how to market themselves effectively.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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