Postgraduate Diploma in Pediatric Optometry


The pediatric population forms an age group with specific visual needs. In this Course the student will learn assessment tests and specific treatment programmes including a great number of disorders. The student will also learn the main differences between treating an adult patient or infants and children.

This Course is part of the Master in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy, certified by University Isabel I.

Modality: Online

Duration: 1 month

Estimated number of study hours: 100 hours

Tuition Fee: 300€

Start Dates: October 1st, 2018 – January 1st, 2019

Teacher: Salut Albà Arbalat MSc

Specialist in Vision Rehabilitation. Clinical Optometrist in Visual Pathway Laboratory, Neuro ophthalmology Department of August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBAPS, Spain

Entry Requirements:

To study this Course, the student must hold a degree in Optometry or equivalent.

Students with other academic or professional profiles must contact with SAERA ( before submitting the enrolment form.

Study Programme


  1. Communication Techniques with Children
  2. Visual Acuity Examination in Children
  3. Refraction in Children and Infants
  4. Prescription of Optical Correction in Children
  5. Disorders of Binocular Vision I – Strabismus
  6. Disorders of Binocular Vision II
  7. Eye Disorders
  8. Visual Hygiene. Ergonomics


*The sequence and contents may vary slightly, but all material will cover the same course topics



The methodology of this Course is adapted to the e-learning model. Our classes are asynchronous, i.e. it is not necessary to be in the campus on a determined schedule.

This model is extremely flexible allowing you to study around existing work and family commitments. The majority of our students are also working while they study online with us.

You will find the Course content available from day one. The student must submit the assignments proposed by the teacher, as well as the questionnaires that they may contain.

The programme is developed in a continuous evaluation. The assessment of each module can be made up of tutor-marked assignments, usually essay or short-answer questions, clinical cases, etc. and computer-marked assignments which are made up of a series of questions and you choose the answers from a given selection. The final mark will be the arithmetic mean of the marks obtained in the assignments. Marks are expressed in numbers from 1 to 10, where a 5 or over is considered a Pass.

The distance learning model combines teaching through virtual classroom, tutorial support and online self-learning.

The students of the Course are connected and in constant communication through the discussion forums and the internal messaging of the virtual campus itself. This will help them solve doubts by exchanging knowledge and acquiring greater skills when it comes to passing the course.



The student will obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Optometry with a duration of 4 ECTS (100 hours of training). The certificate obtained upon completion of the Course will be issued and awarded by University Isabel I.

Optional recognition

The students have the option to include in their certificate the recognition of the Hague Apostille. A country that signs the Hague Convention recognizes the legal effectiveness of a public document issued in another country that signs the Convention.

If the convention applies between two countries, such apostille is sufficient to certify a document’s validity, and removes the need for double-certification, by the originating country and then by the receiving country.

To acquire it, consult us .

Also visit the Updated list of the Countries adhering to the Convention

Application and Admission


Start Dates and Application Deadlines

It may take several days to complete all steps of the application procedure, so make sure to start your application well in time.

1st call:

Start Date: October 1st, 2018

Application Deadline: September 25th

2nd call:

Start date: January 1st, 2019

Application Deadline: December 25th, 2018


Steps to enrol:


1- Download your application form and fill it in

2- Email your application form to

4- Await our response confirming your elegibility

5- Confirm your place and  payment option


Need Help Enrolling?

If you need any assistance in enrolling, please feel free to contact us at or send us a text using our WhatsApp number (+34) 651 439 480 and one of our staff will assist you.

Tuition fee payment


Pay in full 



You have the option to reserve your place by paying half the fee (150€) now and the rest before the starting date of the Course.

Payment methods

Virtual Shop – Only for payments in full. Access to our shop website, registrate and use your credit/debit card to purchase your course.

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Paypal – We will send you a payment request by email with a link to our PayPal account, where you can make the payment using your credit or debit card.

Paying your tuition fees by bank transfer

The payment must be made to the below bank account:

Bank account: ES52 1465 0100 9619 0024 0004

Bank: ING Direct


Account holder: School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation, S.L.

Subject:  “Paediatric Optometry– Name and Surname”

Course summary

Applications being accepted


 1 month (Jan 1st, 2019 to Jan 31st, 2019)


Totally Online






Application Form (PDF)