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Universities offering Optometry

So you want to study Optometry… This means you’re a science student but do have what it takes? I mean it is not enough to know the list of Nigerian Universities that offers Optometry. You need to know the WAEC subject that you need to study Optometry and the JAMB subjects. This the first steps toward studying Optometry in Nigerian universities. You will need other documents too for pre-screening and Matriculation screening.

Your JAMB score, Post UTME score and WAEC Grade will be calculated and the aggregate score is what determine if you qualify to study Optometry. Moreover, those who got their O level result in one sitting have a better chance of getting admission to study Optometry than those using two sittings.

Do you know that Optometry is one of the most popular courses in Nigeria and very competitive in university? Competitiveness means many students want to gain admission to study this course.

Once a course is competitive, it simply means specific measures are put in place to make sure they limit the number of students they can admit. Such limitation includes high jamb cut off mark, a limited number of admissible students, strict subject combinations etc.

But what is so special about this course… Let me give you a little info about Optometry before going through the list of universities that offer Optometry. This course is for students who would like to train as Optometrists, while also gaining a degree with a strong focus on practical working experience. In a competitive job market, Optometry leads to a secure and rewarding career, helping people regain and restore their sight.

A student who studies this course is equipped with detailed knowledge on how to diagnose, treat and manage the human eyes when abnormalities arise. The student will learn about various diseases of the eyes, the structures including the attributes of light, the Optometry of the eye and the processing of vision in the brain.

These are the list of Universities offering Optometry in Nigeria

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  4. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  5. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  6. Madonna University, Okija
  7. University Of Benin, Benin City.
  8. Gregory University, Uturu
  9. Novena University
  10. Arthur Jarvis university
  11. University of Ilorin
  12. Lead City University, Ibadan
  13. University of Ibadan
  14. University of Port Harcourt
  15. University of Nigeria
  16. University of Lagos
  17. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto
  18. Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

Some of the listed universities offer this course as Ophthalmology

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5 thoughts on “18 Universities that offers Optometry in Nigeria”

  1. Sir I scored 207 in jamb and I’m looking forward to studying optometry in futo and Absu,can I get admission.

  2. Please I just want to draw your attention to the part where you said an Optometrist and an Optician are the same. They are actually not the same.. You could check out the the peculiarities of Optometry, Opthalmology as well as an Optician..thanks

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