Higher Diploma in Vision Health Care

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

This programme aims to equip students with professional and contemporary knowledge, technical competence and operational skills in vision health care to meet different health needs of people with a variety of vision disorders or discomfort, and to meet the growing market and manpower demand for eye care services in Hong Kong.  This programme also provides specialized training and essential knowledge of optometry and ophthalmology for caring people in practices at the paraprofessional level as an Eye Care Assistant or Optometric Assistant who can provide quality customer services and patient care supports with confidence to think critically when planning and providing ophthalmic care services.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent


Semester 1:

  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essentials - Applied Science
  • Essential Chemistry and Applications
  • Human Physiology
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Vision Screening Test
  • Occupational Safety and Infection Control Practice

Semester 2:

  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication : Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Ophthalmic Instrument Handling
  • Physical and Geometric Optics
  • Lens Dispensing
  • Introduction of Eye Diseases

Semester 3:

  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Contact Lens Theory
  • Ophthalmic Nursing Practice

Semester 4:

  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Project
  • Common Elective Module
  • Eye Surgery and Refractive Treatment
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Vision Training Theory

Semester 5:

  • Project
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Professional Ethics in Eye Care Services
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Marketing Operation for Optical Industry

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