301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
European Teaching Rankings 2019
East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, United Kingdom

Optometry - Anglia Ruskin University ARU

Get the skills you need to register as an optometrist. You’ll be working alongside our lecturers, who are registered optometrists providing a vital service to the public in our campus eye clinic. Our course is accredited by the General Optical Council. Only a third of your teaching time will be spent in lectures. The rest of your learning will be hands-on, divided between practical demonstrations, clinical and lab sessions, and our eye clinic. You’ll also visit local hospital clinics to gain practical experience – plus, there’s the chance to get work experience in the community, spending time with charities like Cam Sight. Our eye clinic has everything you’ll need to practise your optometry skills, including 15 fully equipped testing and research rooms. You’ll use specialist equipment such slitlamps, keratometers and optical coherence tomographers. And you’ll have access to facilities for assessing and supporting visually impaired people and testing visual stress and colour perception. All our staff are trained or registered as optometrists or dispensing opticians, so you’ll be kept up-to-date with what’s going on in the professional world. You’ll also have guest lectures from ophthalmologists, orthoptists and optometrists working in laser eye clinics and their own practices. Our course is accredited by the General Optical Council (GOC), so when you graduate you’ll be able to register as a fully-qualified optometrist after completing a pre-registration, year-long clinical placement.