Who should see an orthoptist?
All children with reduced vision, which has not been corrected with glasses
- 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 has visual symptoms affecting their education or employment which is not corrected by glasses
All Orthoptists see patients presenting with
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 and young people with special educational needs
Children born prematurely or of low birth weight
- People with neurological conditions eg stroke, brain tumour, multiple sclerosis
- People with endocrine disorders e.g. over active thyroid, diabetes