What does an Orthoptist do?
Orthoptists diagnose and treat defects of vision & abnormalities of eye movement; now all have a first degree on entering the profession.
Usually part of a hospital team, they look after people with eye problems - often related to binocular vision, amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (squint).
Find out more on our minisite, Parallel Vision Problems.
Please visit our new microsite aimed at patients and carers. It contains information about common eye problems and links to helpful organisations.
Understanding the importance of orthoptists in the eye healthcare mix is essential to effective commissioning and planning of healthcare services.