Optometry

The blind is the one who does not want to see.

Degree programme specification

The aim of the study is to deepen the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in optometry and related fields in order to strengthen the ability to work in the interprofessional team and to use current modern techniques and to acquire the basics of scientific work in the field. The aim is also to strengthen selected educational or pedagogical skills.

Graduate, within the competences defined by the graduate's profile, applies to the qualified positions of specialized state and private workplaces focused on the issue of vision problematics, or participates in scientific research and professional studies. He/she is thus able to develop the full range of optometry.

In order to achieve this goal, the choice of the school and the specific profile of the graduate is focused on the theoretical and clinical knowledge of selected biomedical or related technical and socio-scientific disciplines. Furthermore, the study contains theoretical and practical specialized subjects focused on selected areas of optometry or related fields focused on topical subjects. The master of optometry knows the principles of complex optical and ophthalmology devices, can apply the requirements of vision functions, applies in practice the structure of care for the visually impaired and its organization.

Faculty Faculty of Medicine
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Work experience

Within the total hourly subsidy of the contact tuition program, the student has at least 10 per cent of the seminars and 25 per cent of the professional experience.

Graduate destination

The graduates of the master study program of optometry are employed as health service providers in program of eye care especially in specialized workplaces or clinics. In addition to clinical practice, the graduate is also employed in scientific and research work in the field or pedagogical activity. These activities are usually centered on higher education institutions or related fields.

Specifically, the graduate can work independently as an optician and optometrist in optometric outpatient clinics, opticians, ophthalmology, rehabilitation centers and other facilities, especially in the field of optical correction aids, in their selection and recommendation, in teaching vocational subjects at secondary and universities. He is a welcomed specialist especially in specialized centers. The graduate knows the legal provisions concerning all forms of visual impairment. It also focuses on related issues, such as eye-traffic, eye-sport and others, such as visually impaired and blind people.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Further studies

A student of a master's degree program may, after meeting the conditions for admission, continue the doctoral degree program of a related field.

Further information

web presentation LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/

admission procedure for LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/index.php?id=28

study programes in LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/index.php?id=28

information in LF MU:

http://is.muni.cz/

documents:

https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/med/zpravyprac/Optometrie/

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