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Do you want to help others see clearly? With a Bachelor's degree in Optometry, you get the opportunity to work with health, fashion, natural sciences, sales and people at the same time.

Do you dream of helping young and old to find the right glasses, so that they can both see clearly with them and so that they suit him or her? As an optometrist, often called an optician, you will probably work in an optician's shop, where your main task will be to help people with their vision.

You will carry out advanced healthcare eye examinations, investigate and measure vision problems, advise on glasses and contact lenses and help with exercises so that the patient can train his eyes. As an optometrist, you can also get a job with a practicing ophthalmologist or at public health centres, etc.

The education gives the right to use the title optometrist and is the basis for obtaining the Danish Health Authority's authorization to work as such.



Optometry (BA)

Education Level

Bachelor's degree - 210 ECTS points


3½ years


3 months SU-eligible internship

Study Start

August September


Randers or online





Content and structure

The Optometry education combines theory and practice. There is a total of two years of teaching at Erhvervsakademi Dania and 1½ years of internship in a company. The internship is divided into two internships of 6 and 12 months respectively.

The theoretical part of the optician training takes place at the Business Academy Dania. Here you will encounter teaching that is both theoretical and practice-oriented and close to reality. You will, for example, have to participate in practical exercises in our well-equipped eye clinic. Here you will get close to the reality that awaits you in practice and as a fully qualified optometrist. You have classes in Randers on average 3-4 days a week in the 1st and 2nd semesters and 3 days a week in the 4th and 5th semesters.

The practical part of the optician training typically takes place in an optician's shop. Here you will have the opportunity to test a lot of theory in practice under the guidance of one of the optician's fully qualified optometrists. At Dania, we believe that you learn best when you are allowed to mix theory with reality.


  • Spectacle lenses, technology and workshop optics

    Here you gain thorough knowledge of spectacle lenses and frames and learn to advise patients based on the individual's needs and wishes while ensuring quality. 

    A large part of this teaching takes place while you are in practice, and you will, for example, learn how to measure spectacle lenses, fit spectacle lenses into a frame and adjust spectacles so that they fit the patient. 

  • Basic science

    Here you learn, for example, how to find the right literature or method to analyze a given issue. It is to a large extent an area which will help you to become a better student.

  • Humanities

    Here you learn basic things about the structure and function of the body with an emphasis on the parts that are important for the eye and vision. You also learn something about hygiene in the eye clinic.

  • Legislation and trade

    In an optometry shop, you are first and foremost a healthcare optometrist, but you are also a salesperson, as your patients are also customers who buy, for example, glasses or contact lenses. Therefore, during your internship, you learn how to handle both roles professionally.  

    You must know what the regulations are like in the area and be able to guide your patients so that they feel that they have received a good service and the solution that they need.

  • Ocular pathology and pharmacology

    You learn about diseases of the eye, the impact of drugs and side effects on the eye and vision, and you learn to examine the eye.

  • Optics

    Optics is one of the first things that meets you at the studio, and it is about light and how light is deflected through and reflected on, for example, lenses.

    You will use mathematics in a practical way when you e.g. must calculate the curvature of the lens. 

  • Optometry

    Optometry is a large area that spreads throughout the study – both at Erhvervsakademie Dania and in the internship. You will gain a broad and thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of examining the patient's eyes and vision and then analyze the results you find. You also learn how to tell your patient about the outcome, and you gain knowledge about when to refer the patient on for further examination, e.g. at an ophthalmologist. In addition, you will also gain extensive knowledge about contact lenses. For example, you will learn about contact lens materials, functions, side effects, contact lens liquids and how to find the right contact lens for your patient.

  • Visual science

    Here you create a thorough knowledge of the shape and structure of the eye and its surroundings - what is called anatomy in Latin. As an optometrist, you will need to know the correct Latin terms, and you will learn them quietly in visual science, which is at the beginning of the study.

    You will work with vision defects in combination with optics, so you will learn to find the best solution as an optometrist.

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