Bachelor's Degree in Optics and Optometry. Department of Optics and Optometry. Faculty of Health and Welfare Professions. Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Western Greece.


According to European and international standards, the Optician - Optimeter is the healthcare professional who has the following objective:
- the primary examination, diagnosis, and recording of vision problems, without the use of pharmaceutical treatment, by checking: binocular vision, vision in persons of all ages (children, adults, seniors), of vision in the disabled, vision in persons with low vision issues, colour and 3D vision, vision at work, vision in special groups, e.g. athletes;
- the restoration of vision, by prescribing: vision glasses, contact lenses, low vision accessories, orthooptic exercises or other exercises, visual training and by any other means, non-interventional and non-pharmaceutical;
- the verification of an organic or systemic condition or dysfunction, either in the eye or in the optic system, and the immediate referral of patients to an ophthalmologist / ophthalmology clinic or to the relevant physician when making any such discovery.

Further Information

The Department aim to provide to students:
- wider and integrated knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the optical system;
- detailed knowledge for diagnosing and treating with anomalies in the optical system;
- the competence of dealing with all kinds of patients and executing their prescription with accuracy;
- wide knowledge on modern optical instrument;
- with a wide knowledge over the legal, moral, and commercial restrains of Optometry;
- the understanding the Optics - Optometry belongs to the health and welfare schools, thus it must operate as a profession that advances health, as per the national framework for the advancement of health.

Relation To Employment

The graduate of the Department of Optics and Optometry may work as an Optician / Optimeter, as per the relevant Greek law.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.


Thematic Areas

Therapy and rehabilitation