Optometry Schools

If you know of an optometry school not listed here, please send an email to enquiries@worldoptometry.org. If your school is listed, but is not noted as a World Council of Optometry (WCO) member, please click here for information on how to join the WCO.

“The WCO recognizes that each country is different in respect to optometry school accreditation status and makes no endorsement or recommendation in regard to these institutions.”

Country Name of Optometry School WCO Member City/State/Province
Afghanistan NOOR Eye Care Training Centre (NET) Kabul
Australia Deakin University Geelong
Australia Flinders University Bedford Park
Australia Queensland University of Technology Brisbane
Australia University of Melbourne Victoria
Australia University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales
Austria Private HTL Des Landes Tirol Kolleg fur Optometrie Hall in Tirol
Austria Optometrie & Hoerakustik Initiative (OHI) Vienna
Belgium Centre d’Etudes Superieures d”Optometrie Appliquee Brussels
Belgium Institut D’Optique Raymond Thibaut Brussels
Brazil Universidad do Contestado Canoinhas
Brazil Universidade Braz Cubas Sao Paulo
Canada University of Montreal Quebec
Canada University of Waterloo Yes Ontario
Chile Instituto Infomed Santiago
China Sun Yat-Sen University Yes Guangzhou
China Tianjin Medical University Tianjin
China Wenzhou Medical University Zhejiang
China West China University of Medical Center/Sichuan Medical University Sichuan
Colombia Fundacion Area Andina Bogota
Colombia Fundacion Universitaria San Martin Bogota
Colombia Universidad Antonio Narino Bogota
Colombia Universidad de La Salle, Facultad de Optometria Santa Fe de Bogota
Colombia Universidad El Bosque Bogota
Colombia Universidad Metropolitana Barranquilla
Colombia Universidad Santo Tomas Bucaramanga Bucaramanga
Costa Rica Universidad Latina de Costa Rica un
Croatia University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica Velika Gorica
Czech Republic Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine Brno
Denmark Danish University of Applied Sciences Randers
Ecuador Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito
Estonia Tallin Health College Tallin
Ethiopia University of Gondar Gondar
Finland Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Helsinki
Finland Oulu University of Applied Sciences Oulud
France A.E.P.O. le CFAde l’optique- AEPO Paris
France Ecole d’Optique Lunetterie De Lille Lille
France Institut et Centre D’Optometrie Yes Bures-sur-Yvette
France Institut Superieur D’Optique Paris
France Lycee Fresnel Paris
France Lycee A. Argouges Grenoble
France Lycee des Metiers de L’Optique & Lycee Hotelier Ottange
France Lycee O.R.T. Strasbourg Strasborg
France Lycee Professionnel “Anne Veaute” Castres Cedex
France Lycee Valery Larbaud Cusset
France Lycee Victor Berard Morex Cedex
Germany Albrecht Durer Schule Dusseldorf Dusseldorf
Germany Beuth Hochschule fur Technik Berlin Berlin
Germany Bildungszentrum fur Augenoptik und Optometrie Munich
Germany Hohere Fachschule Fur Augenoptik Koln
Germany Optonia – Private Fachschule fur Augenoptik und Optometrie Diez
Germany University of Applied Sciences Jena Jena
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and Technology Kumasi
Ghana University of Cape Coast Cape Coast
Greece TEI of Athens Athens
Greece TEI of Western Greece Patras
Guatemala Universidad Galileo Zona 10
Guyana University of Guyana Georgetown
Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University Yes Hung Hom
Hungary Semmelweis University Budapest
India Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry Mumbai
India Al Salama College of Optometry Perinthalmanna
India All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
India All India Institute of Optometrical Sciences Kolkata
India Amity University Yes Gurgaon
India Bangalore West Lions Super Speciality Eye Hospital Bangalore
India Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College Yes Pune
India C.L. Gupta Eye Institute Moradabad
India Elite School of Optometry Tamil Nadu
India Eye Microsurgery and Laser Centre Tiruvalla
India Ghandi Eye Institute Lucknow
India Indian Institute of Paramedical Sciences Lucknow
India Janakalya Eye Hospital Educational and Research Institute Lucknow
India Little Flower Institute of Medical Science and Research Angamaly
India Lotus College of Optometry Yes Mumbai
India LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad
India Manipal University Yes Manipal
India Medical College – Kolkata Kolkata
India Nagar School of Optometry Gujarat
India S.R.M.S. Institute of Paramedical Sciences Bareilly
India Sanjeevni Institute of Paramedical Haryana
India Sitapur Eye Hospital Uttar Pradesh
India U.P. State Medical Facility Lucknow
India Vinkaya Missions University Salem
Indonesia Akademi Refraksi Optisi Leprindo Jakarta
Indonesia Akademi Refraksi Optisi Surabaya Jarkarta
Ireland Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin
Islamic Republic of Iran Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad
Islamic Republic of Iran Shahid Behestri University of Medical Sciences Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Zahedan
Israel Bar-Ilan University Tel Aviv
Israel Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem Jerusalem
Italy Istituto Benigno Zaccagnini Bologna
Italy Istituto di Ricerca e di Studi in Ottica e Optometria Firenze
Italy Istituto D’Istruzione Vittorio Alfieri Roma
Italy Istituto Politecnico Keplero Termoli
Italy Istituto Superiore Statale Enrico Fermi Bonistallo
Italy Scuola Internazionale di Ottica Optometria Firenze
Japan Kikuchi College of Optometry Nagoya
Japan Osaka City University Osakao
Japan Tokyo Optometric College Tokya
Jordan Al Ahliyya Amman University Amman
Jordan German Jordanian University Amman
Jordan Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid
Kenya Kenya Medical Training College Nairobi
Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega
Korea Cheju Tourism College Jeju Special Self-governing Province
Korea Chodang University Chonnam
Korea Daegu Health College Buk-Ku, Daegu
Korea DongKang College Gwangju
Korea Dongshin University Naju
Korea Eulji University Jung-Gu Daejeon
Korea Masan College Kyongnam
Korea Sehan University South Jeolla
Korea Sunchon Chongam College Chonnam
Lebanon American University of Sciences and Technology Ashrafieh, Beirut
Malawi Mzuzu University Yes Mzuzu
Malaysia International Islamic University Malaysia Selangor
Malaysia Management Science University Shah Alam
Malaysia National Institute of Opthalmic Sciences Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia SEGi University College Selangor
Malaysia UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor
Mexico CICS – Unidad Milpa Alta Milpa Alta
Mexico Instituto Politecnico Nacional Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias de la Salud Unidad Santo Tomas Santo Tomas
Mexico Universidad Autonoma Aguascalientes Aguascalientes
Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Tlanepantla
Mozambique Universidade Lurio Bairro Eduardo Mondlane
Nepal Maharajgunj Medical Campus Kathmandu
Netherlands Hogeschool Utrecht Utrecht
New Zealand The University of Auckland Auckland
Nigeria Abia State University Uturu
Nigeria Imo State University Imo State
Nigeria University of Benin Benin City
Norway Buskerud and Vestfold University College Yes Kongsberg
Pakistan College of Opthamology and Allied Vision Sciences Lahore
Pakistan Isra University Karachi
Pakistan Munawwar Memorial Hospital & College of Optometry Chakwal
Pakistan Nishtar Medical College Multan
Pakistan Pakistan Institute of Community Opthamology Peshawar
Pakistan Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi
Palestine An-Najah National University Nablus, West Bank
Panama Universidad de las Americas Albrook
Peru Instituto de Educacion Superior Eurohispano Yes Lima
Peru Universidad Peruana Los Andes Huancayo
Philippines Asian Colleges Foundation, Optometry Department Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
Philippines Cebu Doctors’ University – College of Optometry Cebu
Philippines Centro Ecolar University Manila
Philippines Manila Central University Caloocan City
Philippines Southwestern University Cebu City
Poland Poznan University of Medical Sciences Poznan
Portugal Instituto Superior de Educacao e Ciencias Lisbon
Portugal Universidade Beira Interior Covilha
Puerto Rico Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
Saudi Arabia King Saud University Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Qassim University Buraida
Serbia University of Novi Sad Novi Sad
Singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore
Singapore Singapore Polytechnic Singapore
Slovenia Solski Center Rogaska Slatina Rogaska Slatina
Somalia University of Hargeisa Somaliland
South Africa Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town
South Africa University of Free State Bloemfontein
South Africa University of Johannesburg Johannesburg
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal Durban
South Africa University of Limpopo Limpopo
South Korea Konyang University Nonsan
South Korea Kyongbuk College of Science Kyongbuk
Spain Centro Optometria Internacional Madrid
Spain EU de Optica y Optometria de Granada Granada
Spain Universidad Complutense Optica y Optometria Madrid
Spain Universidad de Alicante Alicante
Spain Universidad Europea de Madrid Madrid
Spain Universitat de Valencia Valencia
Sudan Al-Neelain University Khartoum
Sultanate of Oman University of Buraimi Al Buraimi
Taiwan Chung Shan Medical University Taichung City
Taiwan Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing & Management Miaoli County in Xizhour Houlong
Tanzania Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College Moshi
Thailand Naresuan University Phitsanulok
Thailand Ramkhamhaeng University Yes Bangkok
United Kingdom Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge
United Kingdom Aston University Birmingham
United Kingdom Cardiff University Cardiff
United Kingdom City University of London London
United Kingdom Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow
United Kingdom The University of Manchester Manchester
United Kingdom University of Bradford Bradford
United Kingdom University of Ulster Coleraine
United States Ferris State University-Michigan College of Optometry Big Rapids
United States Illinois College of Optometry Yes Chicago
United States Indiana University Bloomingon
United States MCPHS University Boston
United States Midwestern University Arizona Glendale
United States Midwestern University Chicago Downers Grove
United States New England College of Optometry Yes Boston
United States Northeastern State University Tahlequah
United States Nova Southeastern University Yes Florida
United States Pacific University Yes Oregon
United States Salus University Yes Pennsylvania
United States Southern California College of Optometry Yes Fullerton
United States Southern College of Optometry Yes Memphis
United States State University of New York Yes New York
United States The Ohio State University Yes Columbus
United States University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham
United States University of California at Berkeley Berkeley
United States University of Houston Yes Houston
United States University of Missouri St. Louis Yes St. Louis
United States University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry Pikeville
United States University of the Incarnate Word Yes San Antonio
United States Western University of Health Sciences Pomona
West Indies University of the West Indies Trinidad