Why is chemistry needed for optometry

Ophthalmic optics and optometry continue to be a classic apprenticeship in Germany. Most of the more than 7,200 trainees in the optician trade in Germany each year have been learning their profession in two ways in the optician company and at vocational schools.
In order to promote academization, which has so far not been widespread in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Aachen University of Applied Sciences with its medical technology and technomathematics department and the ZVA Bildungszentrum, the master school of the Central Association of Opticians and Optometrists, have joined forces for a cooperation. Because the advantages are great: with a university certificate in your pocket, you climb the career ladder much more easily. There are also no hurdles when changing jobs abroad, because in many countries studying is common and therefore a standard requirement for applicants. Research is particularly important: only those who have learned to work scientifically at the university can carry out well-founded research work. And that is an increasingly important question in optometry.
As a result, the FH Aachen has been offering the dual study course in optics and optometry (part-time) since the 2016/17 winter semester.

Bring your job and studies under one roof: You work as an optician or optometrist - and acquire a Bachelor of Science at the same time!

You can apply for a degree program here (or for a general overview).

Applications are only possible for the respective summer semester!