SchoolSchool of Rehabilitation
DepartmentDepartment of Optometry
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 


Regarding the vast capability of optometry, great services in rehabilitation and clinical application, and also increasing advancement in new pieces of equipment and techniques, a graduate program of optometry is designed. 


Master course of optometry is one of the advanced courses in clinical and rehabilitation sciences. The optometrist will train for different activities in the field of optometry.




The Objectives of this program are as follows:

  1. Research activities that provide a scientific view in their practice.
  2. Familiarity with the new methods, equipment and techniques in prevention, evaluation and treatment in the field.
  3. Obtaining required abilities for presenting educational services.

General Competencies

Graduates can perform the duties as an optometric/optical practitioner. After passing this program, the integration of skills, attitudes and knowledge will prepare the practitioners for professional activities.

  • Maintaining professional and effective communication
  • Medical assessment and examination of patients
  • Filing and data entry and medical records
  • Clinical decision making to solve the problem of patients
  • Selecting the appropriate approach to diagnosis and treatment and its implementation   Establishing the necessary coordination and referral
  • Follow-up 

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Optometry received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration:  2  years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                  14 credits  

Special Courses:                           10 credits

Thesis:                                           6 credits

Internship                                 2 credits

Total:                                            32 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Optometry


Contact Information:


In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Optometry Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person:  Dr.Gholamreza Olyaei

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 77530670 ext: 208

Email  : olyaeigh@sina.tums.ac.ir

Address: Department, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pitch-e-Shemiran, Enghelab Ave.,Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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