The Department of Optometry and Visual Science (DOVS) is home to preeminent leadership in optometric education, patient care, and ophthalmic research in Ghana. The program seeks to prepare enthusiastic individuals to be highly competent practitioners and optometric leaders through education and research while advancing professional and ethical eye care, scholarship, and service to humanity.
As a premier Optometry school in Ghana, the department runs a six-year undergraduate Doctor of Optometry program, leading to a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. It has concurrently grown to include graduate Masters and Doctoral programs in Vision Science. The department has a refurbished clinic that equips Optometry students with hands-on clinical training and provides an avenue for providing eye and vision care to students and staff of the university community. The department is also engaged in cutting-edge basic, applied, and clinical research in vision science.
The Optometry program, since its commencement, has produced high-quality and diverse optometric professionals distributed in public, private, and not-for-profit health organizations across Ghana and overseas. In addition, a considerable number of our alumni are also into academia and industry.