You’re inspired by the science around how we see. Embark on the journey to professional registration as an optometrist or dispensing optician at ARU. You’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience in our University Eye Clinic in Cambridge.
Improve someone’s vision and you’ll change their life. Learn how to dispense, fit and supply spectacles with our Cambridge-based Ophthalmic Dispensing three year degree, accredited by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. You’ll find industry-standard equipment in our dedicated dispensing laboratory and eye clinic, where the focus is on practical application and problem-solving, including how to run a successful practice. Our award-winning lecturer practitioners ensure the course stays up to date and relevant to modern practice.
Get the skills you need to register as a fully qualified dispensing optician who can dispense, fit and supply spectacles. With access to our campus eye clinic and teaching from award-winning staff, there’s no better place for you to train.
Optometrists perform eye tests and diagnose sight problems, helping to improve people’s vision and manage a range of eye conditions. Our Cambridge-based degree, fully accredited by the General Optical Council, is designed to give you the skills you need to register as an optometrist after a year-long clinical placement. You’ll learn from lecturers who are professional practitioners, use specialist equipment in clinical and lab sessions, and make a difference to people’s lives working in our University Eye Clinic.