The Institute of Research and Studies in Optics and Optometry ( IRSOO ) Vinci ( FI ) is well- known structure in Italy for professional training in the field of vision sciences.

The IRSOO organizes and realizes many years an integrated three-year training program consists of two years of Optics followed by one year of specialization in Optometry . Then there is a relevant continuing education activities directed to opticians and optometrists , which is divided into classes of contact lenses and advanced training and refresher courses on various aspects of optometry clinic.

Thanks to the availability of laboratories with high technological and scientific content and highly qualified teaching staff , from 2011 the IRSOO initiated also to a significant experimental activities will be further enhanced with the new Research Centre aimed at technology transfer and by services companies in the sector