Optometry Student Society

Optometry Student Society

Founded in 1948 and renamed in 2011, UMOSS is a voluntarily run student society that exists for students currently undertaking Postgraduate Optometry studies at The University of Melbourne. Our primary agenda is to organise and host events which help students to better assimilate into the course, provide opportunities to meet with potential employers and help them connect with the wider Optometric community.

Our events are the best way to get to know everyone in your own year level as well as in other years. Plus they’re fun, entertaining, perfectly-timed, varied and excellent value for the limited student-budget money!

If you have any questions you can send UMOSS an e-mail at umoss.optom[@]gmail.com or check out our website at http://umoss.wordpress.com

Hope to see you at our events!

Club Aims:

  1. To organise and host events which help undergraduate and postgraduate optometry students to better assimilate into the course (by getting to know their peers and classmates better).
  2. To organise and host events which help undergraduate and postgraduate optometry students meet potential employees (ie: corporate and independent optometrists).
  3. To organise and host events which will provide optometry students with the opportunity to learn more about the science of pediatric and contact lens optometry as well as latest spectacle and contact lens technology via organisations such as the Australian College of Behavioral Optometrists and The Cornea and Contact Lens Society as well as various contact and spectacle lens manufacturers.
  4. To inform students about regular seminars held at the University of Melbourne that promote vision science and optometry research and provide information on the current scientific advancements.
  5. To liaise with other health science faculties to build a stronger inter- professional community between the students.
  6. To keep students up to date with news of and from the wider optometric and health science community via email and announcements.

Optometry Student Society
Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

umoss.optom[@]gmail.com