The Bachelor of Optometry combines Bianca's loves for science and patient interaction, preparing her for an extremely rewarding and challenging career.
“I have always been interested in pursuing a health profession. I know what it’s like to have poor eyesight, and the difference an optometrist can make in someone’s life, so it was an appealing career choice for me.
“Optometry is an extremely rewarding and challenging career, combining a range of elements from anatomy and physiology to vision science and clinical skills.
“It has a great balance between science and patient interaction, so you get to develop close relationships with those in the community you care for. This strong clinical component which gives you the opportunity to apply all the theory and skills learned in lectures and teaching labs. We gain this valuable experience in the University Eye Clinic, hospitals and other external locations.
Optometry is an extremely rewarding and challenging career, combining a range of elements from anatomy and physiology to vision science and clinical skills.
“We have smaller class sizes than many other degrees, which means the community is close and very supportive. Working in the clinics alongside your classmates is a highlight of the final years.
“We are taught by many leading researchers and practitioners, who provide us with invaluable skills and promote our critical thinking.
“I’m excited about my future career in optometry and I’m confident my time studying at the University of Auckland will set me on the right path.”