Orthoptists diagnose and treat defects of vision and abnormalities of eye movement. They are part of the professional eye team and their work helps people of all ages from babies to the elderly. Orthoptists also have an extended role in assisting children with reading difficulties and glaucoma monitoring.
Whilst on placement the individual may :
•Shadowing one of the Orthoptists in order to observe the clinical duties in both the standard role and extended role
•Observing examinations in clinics
•Listening to the patients/orthoptist interaction........
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