School of Health Technology




Optometry is an independent healthcare profession that is regulated in Nigeria by the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria with Optometrists providing primary healthcare services to mankind in the field of vision science and eye care. There are many speciality areas for Optometrists willing to complete an optional residency program after graduation. These speciality areas include Ocular Health, Contact Lenses, Low Vision and Rehabilitative Optometry, Primary Care Optometry, Pediatric/Geriatric Optometry, Public Health Optometry and Orthoptics.

The Department of Optometry, Federal University of Technology, Owerri came into existence in 2002 as one of five departments in the School of Health Technology, created with a vision to use the latest technology to produce highly skilled Optometrists that will provide comprehensive eye and vision care services to the public in a bid to manage visual defects and prevent blindness.

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities are available in Private Practice, Public Service, Armed Forces and Police, International Organizations/NGOs, Research and Educational Institutions.

Dr. Anthony U. Megwas

Head of Department, OptometryView Profile

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