These pages provide clinical advice for the public and members on a range of orthoptic core, advanced and extended roles
The Falls CAG promotes the importance of vision in preventing falls and supports orthoptists to develop their roles in falls multi-disciplinary teams
The Glaucoma CAG promotes the extended role of an Orthoptist in areas of glaucoma, providing education and training opportunities, sharing best practice and making recommendations for service models
The Low Vision CAG promotes the continuing development of low vision practice in order to provide the highest levels of service and equality of care throughout the UK and Ireland
The Retinal Disease CAG promotes the extended role of an orthoptist in areas such as diabetes, AMD and imaging, sharing best practice, providing training opportunities and providing a communication network for those with an interest in these areas
Works with universities to promote exemptions courses and provide support and guidance to members when they start practising with exemptions.
Neuro – Orthoptics and Ophthalmology
The Neuro-Orthoptics/Ophthalmology CAG promotes the specialist and extended role of orthoptists in Neuro-Ophthalmology and supports them to develop their role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with specific neuro-ophthalmic conditions as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
The Paediatric Ophthalmology CAG provides a platform for continued professional development and the sharing of knowledge as well as for the promotion of this sub-specialist area and the valuable work Orthoptists can and are doing in this area.
Special Educational Needs
The SEN CAG promotes the importance of the assessment and treatment of visual problems in children and adults with special educational needs and support the development of orthoptists working in this area
Stroke and Neuro Rehab
The aim of the CAG is to promote dedicated Orthoptic services for individuals who have had a stroke or neurological deficit. Our target is to promote specialised assessment, treatment and research for this complex group and for Orthoptists to have a role as part of the multi-disciplinary team in improving a patient’s rehabilitation journey
The Vision Screening CAG provides oversight and direction to members with the aim of improving population based vision screening and enhancing vision outcomes
Visual Processing Difficulties
Promotes the role of Orthoptists working with children who are struggling to access the school curriculum because of treatable visual processing difficulties