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DT224
Optometry

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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500

2013 Points

500

Change from 2012: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 495
2012 - 525
2011 - 495
2010 - 515
2009 - 525
2008 - 520*
2007 - 500
2006 - 510*
2005 - 520
2004 - 510
2003 - 515
2002 - 495
2001 - 505
2000 - 525

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Optometry is the sciences associated with vision, the examination and assessment of visual functions, detection of eye diseases, correction of sight by spectacles and contact lenses, and the management of a variety of other visual problems.

The courses initial topics include physics, chemistry, maths and optics, before focusing on optometry.


 
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Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) are health care professionals who provide primary eye care services.

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After graduation, you are required to pass the clinical examinations run by the Association of Optometrists, Ireland. Success in these examinations earns you the qualification F.A.O.I. (Fellow of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland). This qualification allows you to register with the Irish Opticians Board and enables you to practice as an optometrist. The majority of newly qualified Optometrists work in established practices in Ireland or the UK. Registration in the UK is possible once you are registered in Ireland.



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