|body or mind||
|Boss or Team||
Own Boss & Team
|Math & Science||
Maths & Science
Prepared to Study for Years
Either Alone or In a Busy Environment
Optometrists specialise in correcting problems with vision. As an optometrist, you will perform a number of tests on your patients in order to diagnose and treat defects in vision, injury or ocular diseases. This can the eyes to detect defects or abnormalities in vision, signs of injury and ocular diseases. As primary health care specialists they can diagnose, offer advice and prescribe glasses, contact lenses or other optical aids to correct patient’s issues with their vision.
NSC/NC(V) Entry requirements may differ according to the educational institution
In order to work in this field, you will have to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Optometrists can work in clinics, hospitals or go into private practice.
Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA)
South African Optometry Association
University of Johannesburg:
University of Limpopo:
University of the Free State:
University of KwaZulu-Natal: