What does an Orthoptist do?

Ortho - Straight

Optics - Eyes


Orthoptists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia.

Strabismus (squint or crossed eyes)

Amblyopia (lazy eye, a decrease in vision that can occur in the first 8 years of life)

Orthoptists are highly skilled in treating these problems.

Ophthalmic Assisting

Orthoptists work in Ophthalmic (Eye Specialist) Practises performing the following:

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