Who should see an orthoptist?
- All children under 7 who have glasses or eye abnormalities
- All children or adults who have a turn in one eye (misalignment of the eyes)
- All children or adults who have uncontrolled movements of the eyes
- Anyone who experiences double vision
- Anyone who have visual symptoms affecting their education or employment which is not corrected by glasses
How can an orthoptist help me?
The orthoptist will offer treatments which include; eye patches, eye exercises, prisms or glasses.
The orthoptist will offer advice to help you and others understand your condition and to adapt to any visual difficulties.
How do I get to see an orthoptist?
For an appointment you can ask your GP, health visitor, school nurse, optometrist or hospital consultant
The following groups of people have a higher incidence of eye problems and should be seen by an orthoptist
Children born prematurely or of low birth weight
Children and young people with special educational needs
People with neurological conditions eg stroke, brain tumour, multiple sclerosis
People with endocrine disorders e.g. over active thyroid, diabetes