Our modern, purpose-built Vision Science building provides outstanding facilities for undergraduate teaching, research and clinical work - including a fully operational Optometry 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.
As an Aston optometry student your proximity to all this expertise will give your studies additional context and interest. Aston is currently the only optometry school in the world to have cataract and refractive surgery facility on campus.
Note that, although you will have access to key equipment, you will need to purchase some of your own personal equipment (approximate cost of £1,400) by the beginning of term 1 in year 2. This equipment will also be useful during the pre-registration period and future practice. The following is a list of the equipment you will need; retinoscope, ophthalmoscope, trial frame, pen torch, cover stick & a near Snellen stick.