Optometrist are primary health-care specialists trained to examine the eyes for defects in sight, ocular diseases and problems related to general health. They also trained to fit and supply optical appliances such as spectacles, contact lenses and low vision aids. Optometrists are responsible for detection, diagnosis and management of ocular diseases and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. They provide primary eye care responsible for ocular and ophthalmic referrals to the secondary care services. An optometrist examines the visual system to establish its state of health and to provide, if necessary, an optical correction to optimize visual performance.
The Bachelor of Optometry program envisions its graduates becoming well-rounded optometrists that are adaptive, dynamic with unswerving commitment and professionalism to support IIUM aspiration of becoming the leading international center of educational excellence with the integration of Islamic revealed knowledge and values in optometry discipline and its educational activities.