- Category: Optometry
- Published on 11 January 2013
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Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has started their Optometry program in July 2006 under the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Optometry Program at UiTM is designed to meet the educational needs and prepares students for successful professional careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning through its clinically-based education and patient care.
The Department of Optometry provides a full four year-professional program, leading to the Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) and the first batch of the intake consists of 16 students. The program was first conducted in UiTM Jalan Othman Campus before moving to the new Puncak Alam Campus in 2009.
Students enjoy the opportunity to learn and practice optometry in UiTM Optometry Clinics which can be considered as one of the largest and most clinically advanced vision and eye care centers in the country together with conducive campus facilities provided in the new Puncak Alam Campus.
The future career for Optometry graduates is broad and bright. They can either work independently or in hospital setting. Optometrists are in charge of the primary eye care, prescribing and dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses and also in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases. Some may go further into the sub specialty of optometry which includes pediatric optometry, binocular vision, low vision and advanced clinical optometry which need the operation of special devices.
It is the vision and mission of the department to educate the world class leaders of tomorrow for careers in primary eye care delivery, highly competent practitioners who determinedly express professional and ethical behaviors to the nation in addition is also being internationally recognized.
Phone: 03-3258 4514
Prof Dr Norhani Mohidin
Department of Optometry
Faculty of Health Science, Univerisiti Teknologi MARA
Puncak Alam Campus
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor
Phone: 03-3258 4310