Optometry Core Values and Services


The core ethical values and standards required of health care practitioners include the following:

  • Respect for persons: Health care practitioners should respect patients as persons, and acknowledge their intrinsic worth, dignity, and sense of value.
  • Best interests or well-being: Non-maleficence: Health care practitioners should not harm or act against the best interests of patients, even when the interests of the latter conflict with their own self-interest.
  • Best interest or well-being: Beneficence: Health care practitioners should act in the best interests of patients even when the interests of the latter conflict with their own personal self-interest.
  • Human rights: Health care practitioners should recognise the human rights of all individuals.
  • Autonomy: Health care practitioners should honour the right of patients to self-determination or to make their own informed choices, and to live their lives by their own beliefs, values and preferences.
  • Integrity: Health care practitioners should incorporate these core ethical values and standards as the foundation for their character and practice as responsible health care professionals.
  • Truthfulness: Health care practitioners should regard the truth and truthfulness as the basis of trust in their professional relationships with patients.
  • Confidentiality: Health care practitioners should treat personal or private information as confidential in professional relationships with patients - unless overriding reasons confer a moral or legal right to disclosure.
  • Compassion: Health care practitioners should be sensitive to, and empathise with, the individual and social needs of their patients and seek to create mechanisms for providing comfort and support where appropriate and possible.
  • Tolerance: Health care practitioners should respect the rights of people to have different ethical beliefs as these may arise from deeply held personal, religious or cultural convictions.
  • Justice: Health care practitioners should treat all
  • Professional competence and self-improvement: Health care practitioners should continually endeavour to attain the highest level of knowledge and skills required within their area of practice.
  • Community: Health care practitioners should strive to contribute to the betterment of society in accordance with their professional abilities and standing in the community.


The Optometry clinic is a centre of excellence that provides a platform for clinical training for the optometry students. It is a centre for eye-care that is open to all members of the public. The clinic provides various eye-care services from general ocular examination to specialised eye-care. It fully equipped with high tech equipment that enables specialised care. 


The clinic has four divisions:-

  • Main clinic situated at the VH residences (accommodating the activities for the final year students).
  • Specialised clinic situated at the VI residences (accommodating the activities of the final year students).
  • Training centre situated at G-Block (accommodating practical training for the 1st and 2nd year students).
  • Dispensing laboratory (situated at G-Block support the clinic and provides facilities for dispensing training).

Opening hours:

  • The clinic operates from 08h00 to 16h00 during weekdays.
  • Works on appointment sessions.
  • It is not operational on weekends.