Optometric Science

The School offers the Republic of Ireland's only optometry degree programme and only qualification in ophthalmic dispensing.  We have a long tradition of excellence in the field.  Our clinics at the National Optometry Centre offer comprehensive clinical training with exceptional facilities in eye care.

  • DT224 BSc (Hons) Optometry (level 8)
  • DT219 BSc (Ord) Ophthalmic Dispensing (level 7)

Irish optometrists practise at category 3 on the World Council of Optometry Global Competency-based Model of Scope of Practice and may register with the General Optical Council in the UK (as well as registering in Ireland).

Irish Dispensing Opticians practise at category 1 on the World Council of Optometry Global Competency-based Model of Scope of Practice and may register with the General Optical Council in the UK (as well as registering in Ireland).

We also offer postgraduate opportunities and have had several students graduate with both MPhil and PhD qualifications.