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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.
To become an optometrist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
NSC/NC(V) Entry requirements for optometry in South Africa may differ according to the educational institution; however, the following subjects are usually recommended:
Optometrists in South Africa typically study for more than 4 years.
Optometrists in South Africa often work in clinics, hospitals or go into private practice.
In order to work in this field, you will have to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
University of Johannesburg:
University of Limpopo:
University of the Free State:
University of KwaZulu-Natal: