Optometry is the study of vision and the visual system. 

It encompasses the study of measuring, assessing and correcting vision (for example, by prescribing lenses), as well as eye health, vision problems, eye diseases and other abnormalities.

At UNSW, professional training (including clinical optometry) is integrated with the study of the fundamentals of visual and ocular science.

At an Undergraduate level, the Optometry specialisation is not technically a "major" but is a major focus in the Undergraduate Optometry/Science degree.



Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Science
Optometry combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. Vision science includes the optics of lenses, the physiology of the eye, the psychophysics of vision and the neuroscience of the brain.