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)
University of South-Eastern Norway (Kongsberg, Norway)
and three courses from the Master in Optometry and Visual Science programme to receive the European Diploma:
- Master in Optometry and Visual Science (please choose “Study Model” and the three first-year courses: Advanced ocular pathology, Advanced Contact Lenses and Clinical optometrical Practice for authorised Optometrists.)
Dr Bente Monica Aakre
+47 31 00 89 36
Beuth University (Berlin, Germany)
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
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)
Harald Belyus, MSc / Walter Gutstein, PhD
+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.