College of Optometry

optometryEstablished in 1928, the College of Optometry has produced highly trained, technically skilled, and globally competitive optometrists who are fully capable of delivering the full spectrum of optometric services in primary health care.

Known as the Home of Board Topnotchers, the College has continuously evolved to become the premier College of Optometry in the Philippines. Its academic program is progressive and is characterized by competitive faculty, the most modern clinical and laboratory facilities, comprehensive clinical/hospital externship program, and an intensive community outreach service. Moreover, the program includes not only academic but also co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which help develop students to become global leaders in their future profession and independent thinkers cognizant of their crucial role in primary eye care.


  • Doctor of Optometry


  • Upgraded Scholarship Program for  Excellent  Performance (USPEP)
  • CEU Presidents Scholarship
  • Essilor Philippines Scholarship Grant
  • University Scholarships
  • University Educational Assistance Programs
  • Scholarship for other high school honor graduates
  • Federico S. Sarabia III Financial Assistance Program


  • Overseas employment as optometrist, especially in Asia and the Middle East
  • Clinical practice in hospitals, health centers, and health divisions of private corporations
  • Proprietorship of optical clinics and laboratories
  • Teaching
  • Health Researcher
  • Employment in sales and services divisions of medical laboratories
  • Employment in industrial vision programs
  • Private practice


  • PRC Top Performing Optometry School
  • The only Optometry School with Level IV accredited status by PACUCOA as certified by FAAP
  • Consistent Topnotcher in the Optometry Licensure Exam (6-year program)
  • Competent and experienced faculty members (M.A. and Ph.D. degree holders)
  • Comprehensive and well-planned student activities and externship programs
  • State-of-the-art Vision and Eye Care Center
  • Complete Optometry Clinical Facilities
  • Internet-enabled library facilities adequate for research

2nd Floor Generosa De Leon
Science Center
Centro Escolar University
9 Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila
tel: (632) 735-6861 to 71 loc. 221