Accredited universities and Institutions

The following educational institutions have already been accredited to the standard of the European Diploma in Optometry.

Students who decide to study optometry in one of these places, will have the option to graduate with the European Diploma in Optometry (EDO) alongside the qualification they have signed up for in their training institution. In some cases, this will be dependent on the modules chosen, and students should contact the institution that interests them for details of the modules that need to be completed in order to receive both the qualification from the training institution and the EDO.

Accredited programmes for the European Diploma in Optometry 

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Technik, Institut für Optometrie (Olten, Switzerland)

Bachelor of Science FHNW in Optometry

The course studies in Optometry can be taken in German as well as in French

Contact:
Prof. Roger Crelier
roger.crelier@fhnw.ch
+41 62 957 22 60

University College of Southeast Norway (Kongsberg, Norway)

Bachelor programme and two master programmes to receive the European Diploma:

The courses are part of a masters program in optometry and visual science, please see here for more information about the courses, contact info and admission to the courses.

Contact:
Dr Bente Monica Aakre
Bente.M.Aakre@usn.no
+47 31 00 89 36

Beuth University (Berlin, Germany)

Bachelor course Augenoptik/Optometrie

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Holger Dietze
Dietze@beuth-hochschule.de
+49 (30) 45044731

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

Bachelor programme: Optometrie

Contact:
Dr Mirjam van Tilborg
mirjam.vantilborg@hu.nl
+31 (0) 88 481 5273

Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden)

Fully accredited programmes for the European Qualification in Optics

The following educational institutions has been accredited to the standard of the European Qualification in Optics.

Students who decide to study optics at OHI, will have the option to graduate with the European Qualification in Optics alongside the qualification they have signed up for in their training institution. Students should contact the Institution for further details.

OHI GmbH, Optometrie & Hörakustik Initiative (Vienna, Austria)

Preparatory Course for the Final Apprenticeship in Eye Optics

Contact
Harald Belyus, MSc / Walter Gutstein, PhD
organisation@ohi.at
+43 (1) 2700278

Accredited programmes for Parts A and B of the European Diploma in Optometry

These institutions have met the majority of the European Diploma requirements, but have some limitations in relation to Part C of the benchmarking process.  This chiefly relates to the level of clinical experience that students achieve and the scope of practice undertaken. However, this is still a prestigious achievement and graduates of these programmes may still achieve the European Diploma in the future through a top-up programme. This is currently in development.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland)

Bachelor of Health Care (Optometry)


Contact:
Saija Flinkkilä (Degree Programme Coordinator)
Head of Degree Programme
saija.flinkkila@metropolia.fi
Tel. +358 40 178 5154

Institut des Sciences de la Vision (Saint-Etienne, France)