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  • Yuanpei university offers the only university-level optometric education in North Taiwan.
  • In 2008 the School of Optometry was formally established and the four-year Bachelor of Optometry program commenced. The inaugural year enrollment consisted of 41 students.
  • Beginning in 2008, the School of Optometry officially began admitting students through the nationwide Joint Technological College Entrance Examination.
  • After four years of study, students graduate with a Bachelor of Optometry degree.





The  School of Optometry is to train professional, competent and ethical practitioners of optometry based on the national standard of optometric education. Education begins with the basic sciences in first year and leads to upper-year professional courses in the areas of optics, refraction, contact lenses, dispensing, binocular vision, low vision, and clinical skills. The program culminates with fourth year clinical internships to ophthalmology departments in hospitals, as well as retail optical stores. Students can expect to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and judgment required to be fully independent ophthalmic professionals.

 The research program at the School of Optometry is currently being organized. We are in possession of key diagnostic equipment such as  standard examination equipment including slit lamps, phoroptors and keraometers. As well, the School has the services of several full-time teaching assistants, making us well poised to begin significant research activity in the near future.