Graduates will be equipped to pursue a range of career paths in the vision care and optical sciences sectors. Subject to accreditation of the Flinders Optometry program by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand, graduates will be eligible for membership of the Optometrists Association of Australia.

Where can our graduates go?


Optometry offers a career as a health care professional, in a wide range of settings or with companies involved in the manufacture of optical instruments and lenses and in the public service.

Vision Sciences

A vision sciences graduate may pursue a range of scientific careers, with opportunities across optical, vision science and opthamalogy research laboratories, optics, lighting or visual ergonomic industries, universities and research organisations or with companies involved in the manufacture of optical instruments and lenses.

Potential Occupations - Optometry

Potential Employers

  • Account Specialist Vision Care
  • Optical Consultant
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Orthoptist
  • Outreach Optometry Coordinator
  • Paediatric Optometrist
  • Research Optometrist
  • Sales Representative
  • Staff Optometrist
  • Vision Therapist
  • Advanced Ocular Systems
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science
  • Bionic Vision Australia
  • Brien Holden Vision Institute
  • BUPA Australia
  • Carl Zeiss Australasia
  • Centre for Eye Research Australia
  • Centre for Vision Research
  • Department of Communications
  • Department of Health
  • Designs for Vision
  • DST Group
  • Eyeclarity
  • Health Partners
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Laser Vision SA
  • Laubman & Pank
  • Lions Eye Institute
  • Medicare Australia
  • Medmont
  • National Pharmacies
  • ObjectiVision, Australia
  • OPSM
  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Royal Society for the Blind
  • Seeing Machines
  • Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, USA
  • Specsavers
  • The Centre for Eye Health
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • The International Centre for Eyecare Education
  • Transitions Optical
  • Vision Australia
  • Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC)

Potential Occupations - Visual Sciences

  • Adaptive Optics Engineer
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Eye Movement Physiologist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Optical Dispenser
  • Optical Mechanic
  • Optical Physicist
  • Optical Technician
  • Product Sales Specialist - Eye Care
  • Research Assistant in Visual Cognition
  • Research Scientist, Text and Visual Pattern Analysis
  • Research Vision Scientist
  • Retinal Prosthesis Researcher
  • Sales Representative
  • Vision Scientist