DOVS is a very fast-growing department under the umbrella of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS). Optometry is an independent primary eye care profession that encompasses the prevention and remediation of disorders of the eye and visual system.
An optometrist can perform comprehensive examinations of both the internal and external structures of the eye and subjective and objective tests to evaluate patient vision, analyze test findings, and diagnose and manage visual efficiency and eye health. Optometrists also work with other health professionals in co-managing the care of patients.
The educational missions of the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences are to educate and train optometrists to the server the needs of the health care populations, but also educate and train qualified teachers and researchers in optometry and vision sciences; to provide post-doctoral education in advanced clinical areas (residencies), and to provide training for practitioners in new developments and the medical identified as vision science and to its effective application.
The service missions are to provide counsel and support to the profession in its health education to public; to help extend care to those segments of society which are underserved, and to provide advice and counsel to the international optometric sector. (DOVS, UOL)