An orthoptist is an eye health professionals who specialise in the detection, diagnosis and management of children’s and adult’s eye disorders.
Orthoptists are university-trained allied health practitioners who work in a variety of settings such as private practices, hospitals, low vision and rehabilitation clinics, community health centres and universities.
Orthoptists work independently, in association with ophthalmologists or in a multidisciplinary team.
Orthoptists are specialised in the field of:
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Strabismus (squint, turning eye)
Double vision assessment
Ocular motility examination
Pre- and postoperative assessment for squint surgery
Prism assessment and fitting
Non-surgical treatment e.g. exercises
Neurological vision disorders
Orthoptists play a vital role in eye health care in providing help for patients with
Diabetic eye disease
Assessment for laser refractive surgery
Involvement with education and research
More information can be found at the following links