4 years
Minimum requirements
Math, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

Optometrists are primary healthcare specialists trained to examine the eyes for defects in sight, ocular diseases or abnormal conditions, and perform other related services to improve and safeguard the vision of patients. They prescribe spectacles or contact lenses, which they supply and fit. 

Where you can study
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Free State
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Western Cape
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Industries
  • Universities (lecturing)
  • Private (own practice)