Doctor of Optometry

Program Philosophy

The study of Doctor of Optometry affirms the philosophy statement of Davao Doctors College “AESTIMAMUS VITAM-We Value Life” and its vision statement of being  the school of choice of future healthcare professionals.

Individuals have the right to quality eye care through highly educated and well-trained primary eye care providers. The Doctor of Optometry program provides a learning environment that supports and advances the training to become professional eyecare providers. This ideal is translated into a student experiences that promote ethical delivery of service by appropriately addressing each person’s specific needs.

The faculty commit to provide the best foundation necessary for students to fully assume the role of an eyecare professional which encompasses practice, pursuit of clinical expertise, commitment to academic and clinical teaching and facilitation of research.

The Program believes that any individual who aspires to be Doctor of Optometry should be endowed with a foundation for lifelong learning, committed to give quality eye care, ethically bound in the realm of practice and recognizes the value of service in a dynamic health care environment.

Program Educational Objectives

For the graduates  of the Doctor of Optometry program to practice the full scope of the profession as stipulated in RA  8050, Section 3, they must:

  1. Be knowledgeable in basic allied and health sciences, general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, clinical sciences, as well as understanding of the health care delivery system;
  2. Provide quality eye and vision care through comprehensive and appropriate examination, measurement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of eye and vision conditions;
  3. Be competent in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and management of visual conditions and processes caused by systemic disease;
  4. Exhibit personal, professional, and ethical values fitting of a health care provider;
  5. Be cognizant and responsive to the health care needs of the community and other sectors;
  6. Be committed to lifefe-long commitment through continuing professional development;
  7. Conduct and present researches and clinical studies which will contribute to the advancement of the Optometry profession and improve the quality of life of those who receive eyecare.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Optometry program shall have:

  1. Applied the knowledge in basic allied and health sciences, general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, clinical sciences, as well as an understanding of the health care delivery system;
  2. Provided quality eye and vision care through comprehensive and appropriate examination, measurement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye and vision conditions;
  3. Demonstrated competence in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and management of visual conditions and processes caused by systemic disease;
  4. Exhibited personal, professional, and ethical values fitting of a health care provider;
  5. Responded to the health care needs of the community and other sectors;
  6. Engaged in continuing professional development and life-long commitment;
  7. Conducted and presented researches and clinical studies which will contribute to the advancement of Optometry profession and improve the quality of life of those who receive eyecare;
  8. Conducted and supported activities that contribute to the preservation of the environment;
  9. Demonstrated professional responsibility and ethical behaviors in multicultural settings;
  10. Developed an entrepreneurial spirit in preparation for engaging in business ventures.

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