Careers you’ve never heard of? Optometry
I feel sorry for Opticians sometimes, peering into someones eye, the client could be smelly or have bad breath and there you are in a dark room with a complete stranger. If this career appeals to you, you can travel, set up your own clinic and makes peoples lives better, read on.
Optometrists examine patients eyes, test their sight, prescribe contact lenses and glasses by assessing long and short sightedness, glaucoma and cataracts. The General Optical Counsel accredit 9 specific undergraduate degrees which require a person to practice as an optometrist. To become an optometrist, you will have to pursue an undergraduate degree at one of theses nine universities, usually lasting three years with a substantial placement component. You will usually need three good A-Levels at least one in a science subject such as: chemistry, physics or biology.
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Aston University
- University of Bradford
- Cardiff University
- City University
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Plymouth University
- University of Manchester
- University of Ulster