Careers in Orthoptics

Look to Your Future booklet

This booklet tells you more about orthoptics and why it is important. It also gives you some insight into what it is like to practise as an orthoptist, and what career paths are available.

Infographic on What an Orthoptist does and the conditions treated


Other useful information can be found in the following links:

Glasgow Caledonian University - orthoptics programme

University of Sheffield - Orthoptics programme

Liverpool University - About Orthoptics

NHS Careers - Orthoptist (webpage)


TargetJobs - Orthoptics

Courses & careers - orthoptics

Overseas candidates - the profession of orthoptics is regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and so those interested in working in the UK & I have to have their qualifications checked before a temporary or full permit is granted


Advice statement Applications to work as an Orthoptist from outside UK BIOS advice.docx

are available once a permit has been secured, subject to local checks and policies . The main employer for orthoptists in the UK& I is the NHS and these are the two main sites where jobs are advertised.



British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

Salisbury House · Station Road
Cambridge · CB1 2LA
United Kingdom