Orthoptics is the study of sight and coordination in the eyes.

Orthoptists are part of the wider ophthalmology healthcare team, working with your ophthalmologist to provide expert knowledge on a range of eye movement disorders and children's visual development. We diagnose and manage patients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings including in hospital, community clinics and schools, and may work either independently or as part of a multi-professional and/or multi-disciplinary team.

Orthoptists provide expert knowledge to various specialties across the trust, playing an active role in improving patients‛ health and wellbeing.

Find out what an orthoptist does and learn about specialist orthoptic care.