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Department of Optometry

Department of Optometry

Introduction

Academic Programs:

  1. Day School:4-year undergraduate,5-year junior college
  2. Part-Time Continuing Education:2-year undergraduate
  3. Master Program on Optometry

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Educational Objectives and Curriculum

  • The objectives of the Department of Optometry are to training professional, competent and ethical practitioners of optometry, and to promote an advanced research climate in vision science. The ultimate goal is to expand the field of optometry in Taiwan, and to enhance the quality of service in vision health and vision protection.
  • Curriculum Graduates in department of optometry must have an understanding of all aspects of eyes and visual processes. They are trained in the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, physics, pathology, medicine, and clinical optometry. The required courses of Department of Optometry include Ocular Physiology and Anatomy, Lenses Optics, Contact lenses, Facility of Spectacles, Lens Edging and Fitting, Refraction, Spectacle-made Specialty, Visual Optics, Spectacle Optics, Optometry, Low Vision, Ophthalmology, Ethic and Law.

 
Faculty
There are twelve full-time teachers in the Department, including two professors, three associate professors, three assistant professors, three lecturers.
We have the best optometry teaching team in the region; every teacher in the department is enthusiastic about teaching.

Equipment and Facilities
The department is well equipped with numerous state-of-the-art instruments for optometric assessment and ophthalmic dispensing.
Some of the equipment are as follows: ZEISS Optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, ZEISS IOL Master, MPOD (MPS2), Ocular axial length scanner, Perimeter,Photo Slit Lamp Zoom type, 5 Step Magnification Slit Lamp, Ophthalmometer, Noncontact Tonometer, Keratometer, Burtom UV Lamp, Topography, Computerized Vision tester, Auto Chart Project, Retinoscope, Ophthalmoscope, Autorefractor, Phantom Eye, Vision Functional examination and low Vision Training Instrument, Color test, Stereo test book (Butterfly),Ophthalmoscope, Prism Bars, Amsler Grid, Worth 4Dot, Low vision Aids, Visual training tools, Tearscope, D15 and D100 hue color vision test, Fixation Disparity test, Auto Lensmeter, Lens Centemeter, Auto Pattern Maker, Lens edger,  Auto Lens Edger, Pattenless Auto Lens Edger, Dial thickness Gauge, and Lens Clock et., al.
 
The Future Trends and Development (Vision and Mission)
The mission of the department is (a) to strengthen the optometry industry-university cooperation; such as to organize the team teaching by inviting industry experts to enrich the school curriculum, (b) to provide the practical training courses, and (c) to arrange the paid and oversea internships.
The abundance of course design enables the department to attract more outstanding students to come to study optometry, and this can also help optometric industry find more talents to join and to create the most value of the optometric industry.

Course Description
The educational courses are supported by a professional faculty and state-of-the-art training facilities. The professional courses are inclusive in the area of optics, refraction, contact lenses, dispensing, binocular vision, low vision, and even clinical skills.
Students are expected to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and judgment, and to become fully independent optometry professionals.

Career opportunities
Graduates can be optometrists in hospitals, eye clinic or ophthalmic lens and frame design technologists in optical manufacture , eyeglasses company or retail optical stores.

Contact Information
TEL:886-6-2674567 ext 370
Email:spc04138@gmail.com/
WEB(Chinese version):https://opt.hwai.edu.tw


 

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