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BSc Optometry

One of Europe's leading undergraduate programme in optometry.

Optometrists are the primary care providers in matters relating to the human visual system. The bachelor's degree in optometry at the UAS Northwestern Switzerland is one of the leading undergraduate courses in this field. Our school was also the first institution to be accredited for the European Diploma. Graduates are therefore simultaneously awarded both the bachelor's degree and the European Diploma.

To a large extent, the bachelor's degree programme in optometry takes into account the competencies defined by the World Council of Optometry and fully meets the requirements of this healthcare profession. Students are given a thorough grounding in the prescribing of refractive eyeglasses, the fitting of contact lenses, the therapy of binocular disorders and the monitoring of ocular health, and are given the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired to patients in real-life care contexts.

The programme is principally directed at fostering competency in clinical optometry but it also imparts the scientific and economic fundamentals required by practising professionals.

Profession

With their interdisciplinary training, optometry graduates are equipped to assume management functions in professional eyecare, working in a largely self-employed capacity and at their own responsibility.

Degree

Student projects

Optometry students work (in groups of two) on a project in their fifth semester based on matters arising from current research or professional practice. In the sixth semester the bachelor's thesis is written based on the work done in the previous semester.

Peripheral Epithelial Corneal Hyperfluorescence (PECH) in association with soft contact lens (CL) wear

This bachelor's thesis studies the changes in the corneal epithelium that are responsible for hyperfluorescence.

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A Comparison of the 2WIN Photorefractometer and Mohindra Retinoscopy in Children

The study is comparing the reading accuancy  of the 2WIN photorefractometer with a Mohindra retinoscopy.

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Eye dominance and the fixation behaviour

This bachelor's thesis analyses the difference in fixation behaviour between the two eyes since one has sensory eye dominance and the other sighting eye ...

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Additional matters

School of Engineering

Institute of Optometry Riggenbachstrasse 16 4600 Olten
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