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Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
This programme aims to equip students with professional and contemporary knowledge, technical competence and operational skills in vision health care to meet different health needs of people with a variety of vision disorders or discomfort, and to meet the growing market and manpower demand for eye care services in Hong Kong. This programme also provides specialized training and essential knowledge of optometry and ophthalmology for caring people in practices at the paraprofessional level as an Eye Care Assistant or Optometric Assistant who can provide quality customer services and patient care supports with confidence to think critically when planning and providing ophthalmic care services.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Graduates can pursue a career in eye care supporting services in vision health industries. They may seek employment in wide range of eye care organisations such as hospital, clinic, optometric centre and ophthalmic centre etc.
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.