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Your guide to studying Optometry in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 50,000 - 80,000

Average Salary

MYR 25,000 - 60,000

Job Demand

What is Optometry?

Optometry is the practice of examining and caring for patient’s vision.

Have you always been fascinated by how our eyes work, how they translate all those vivid colours Optometry is the practice of examining and caring for patient’s vision.  that surrounds us into images after relaying information to our brains? Do you know the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? Well, if you do, then you may want to consider a future in optometry. Let us slowly open your eyes to the course and what is in store for those who enrol.

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Have you always been fascinated by how our eyes work, how they translate all those vivid colours Optometry is the practice of examining and caring for patient’s vision.  that surrounds us into images after relaying information to our brains? Do you know the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? Well, if you do, then you may want to consider a future in optometry. Let us slowly open your eyes to the course and what is in store for those who enrol.

Optometry involves treating a patient’s vision the same way that medical practitioners care for their patient’s general health. The field of optometry involves a variety of techniques and instruments to understand the patient’s vision needs. A course in optometry would prepare you to launch a career in the primary eyecare service. Developments in vision care mean that the role of an optometrist is constantly expanding, bringing with it opportunities to specialise and develop your career to suit your particular interests.

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What are the subjects covered under Optometry?

Physics

Mathematics

English

Biology

Chemistry

Biomedical Sciences for Optometry I & II

Human Biology

Ocular Biology

Geometrical & Physical Optics

What you need to get on a Optometry course?

Diploma in Optometry

SPM : Min. 3 credits (2 of which are in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics) and pass in English and Bahasa Malaysia

O-Levels : Min. 3 credits (2 of which are in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics) and pass in English and Bahasa Malaysia

Degree in Optometry

STPM : minumum CGPA of 2.50

A-levels : minumum CGPA of 2.50

UEC : Please check with the relevant university

SAM/AUSMAT : Please check with the relevant university

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU) : Please check with the relevant university

Foundation : CGPA of 2.5 or above

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Diploma : Diploma recognised by the university’s senate

Master in Optometry

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate , A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Optometry course?

Eye for Detail

You’ll definitely need an eye for detail, in more ways than one! Optometrists will have to keep a look out for any issues that may plague the already small organ that is the eye.

Good with People

You’re basically a doctor, but for the eyes. So you’ll need to treat your patients with equal measure and diagnose all of them properly to ensure they receive the proper treatment.

Versatile

Every patient represents a new challenge. In a single day, you may see a patient requiring further investigation and referral for a medical condition, a patient having problems with their contact lenses, a young child requiring assessment of a a suspected lazy eye and a patient interested in refractive surgery.

Where can you study Optometry in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Optometry schools in Malaysia.

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