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What does an orthoptist do?
An orthoptist assesses, diagnoses, treats and monitors a variety of eye disorders. An orthoptist will work autonomously and as part of the eye care team. In addition many orthoptists will work in multi professional health, educational or social care teams.
- Are the experts in how the eyes move and work together
- Specialise in the assessment of visual function, particularly in children and those with communication difficulties
- Are the experts in understanding why and how neurological defects affect how we see.
Where do orthoptists work?
Most orthoptists in the UK are employed by the NHS and work in
- hospitals (in patients, out patients and theatre)
- community clinics
- rehabilitation centres
- special schools and child development centres
- mainstream schools
Some orthoptic services may offer home visits and some work in private practice or overseas.