Our modern, purpose built Vision Sciences building provides outstanding facilities for undergraduate learning, research and clinical work and includes a public service eye clinic.
The Aston University Day Hospital, located next to the Vision Sciences building is unique in Europe and houses the first university cornea and refractive research centre in the UK. The Aston University Day Hospital also brings together our research in areas such as brain imaging, human myopia (short sight) and epilepsy.
Also, you would be able to get a ands-on practice while working with real patients at Aston Optometry Clinic.
As an Aston optometry student your proximity to all this expertise will give your studies additional context and interest.
Note that, although you will have access to key equipment, you will need to purchase some of your own personal equipment (approximate cost of £1,500) by the beginning of term 1 in year 2. This equipment will also be useful during the pre-registration period and future practice.