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Doctor of Optometry in the Philippines

The Doctor of Optometry is a post-graduate program in the Philippines that will train you in prescribing and fitting lenses to address eye problems.

A six-year degree program, its curriculum involves taking two years’ worth of pre-optometry subjects and an additional four years of optometry proper.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Theoretical Optics
  • Theoretical Optometry
  • Physiological Optics
  • Occupational and Industrial Optometry
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Neuro-Optometry/ Neuro-Anatomy
  • Practical and Mechanical Optics
  • General Pathology
  • General Pharmacology
  • Ocular Disease
  • Binocular Vision
  • Optometry Practice
  • Refraction
  • Applied Optics
  • Optometry Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Low Vision and Geriatric Optometry
  • Contact Lens
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Optometry Economics and Practice Management
  • Clinical Contact Lens
  • Clinical Orthoptics and Pediatric Optometry
  • Clinical Geriatric Optometry and Low Vision
  • Clinical Neuro-Optometry
  • Optometric Rehabilitation
  • Public Health and Environmental Optometry
  • Optometric Research
  • Community and Hospital Optometry
  • Optometry Medicine

In addition to taking the subjects mentioned above, you may also undergo an On-the-Job Training at hospitals, clinics, and other related healthcare facilities to give you an opportunity to put what you’ve learned in school into practice.


Qualified graduates of can find employment as any of the following:

  • Optometrist
  • Ocularist
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Optician
  • Researcher/Epidemiologist
  • College Instructor
  • Clinical Consultant
  • Businessman
  • Optometric Journalist
  • Orthoptist
  • Refractionist

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