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    Examination rooms and additional clinics -- Building 304 Room 9 In Building 101, eye examinations are performed at no cost to the general public;, The school secretariat -- Schleifer Building (304) Room 8; The research laboratories -- Old Physics building (202).


Organization profile

Organization profile

The school of Optometry runs the following Clinic and international project:

Vision is arguably the most important sense in the human body, and the eye is one of its most complex organs.

Visual impairment is one of the most common phenomenae encountered, yet today there exists a plethora of treatments and visual aids designed to treat and improve visual dysfunction. This in itself justifies the vast amount of research and development devoted to the visual system and treatment of various visual conditions and ailments.

Optometry is a multi-faceted profession which combines optics, physics,and  chemistry alongside biology, anatomy, pharmacology , psychology and medical ethics.

Some history of the Department:

Optometric studies in Bar-Ilan University originated as a joint venture with the Israel College of Optometry . The College of Optometry was founded in 1975 under the auspices of the Israel Optometric Association. In 1999, the program completed the requirements of the Council of Higher Education necessary to confer a degree in Optometry to its students. In 1993 the program was officially recognized as the Department of Optometry in the University under the umbrella of both the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Exact Sciences.

Bar-Ilan is the only university based program conferring a fegree in Optometry in Israel, making its graduates attractive to all avenues of employment in the profession.

The faculty members in the Department of Optometry include the highest caliber lecturers in the field with Doctoral degrees in Optometry,and include prominent lecturers from the biological and exact science disciplines.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Visual Science Society (VSS) 2016

    Uri Polat (Participation - Conference participant)

    13 May 201618 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organizing an eventOrganizing a conference, workshop, ...

  • 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2016

    Uri Polat (Participation - Conference participant)

    2 Oct 20166 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organizing an eventOrganizing a conference, workshop, ...

  • FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015

    Uri Polat (Participation - Conference participant)

    7 Oct 201510 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organizing an eventOrganizing a conference, workshop, ...