Vision impairment is a disability of access. DR SUE SILVEIRA explains how orthoptists help children overcome these barriers to participate within most areas of the curriculum. Read more
BREANNA BAN is a senior orthoptist at a new specialist public hospital in Queensland with a digital first strategy. She discusses the efficiencies, safety and satisfaction new technology brings to the clinic. Read more
I’ve been a clinical orthoptist for six years and it has been incredibly rewarding. Currently, I am the orthoptist to Dr Ross Fitzsimons who specialises in strabismus and refractive surgery. Additionally, it offers opportunities to run my own orthoptic clinic within the practice. Read more
Orthoptics is a versatile field with many opportunities and diverse career options that will continually evolve and expand. Whether you are working in education, research, private or public settings; being an orthoptist means working together with a variety of other individuals and health professionals as a team to deliver the best quality care. Read more
Chances are a patient will see an orthoptist when first referred to Vision Australia. Our orthoptists are specialists in low vision and blindness and can functionally assess a patient’s vision, recommend and prescribe low vision aids, as well as provide practical advice and options to the patient, their families and the referring practitioner, among others. Read more
As part of the orthoptic team at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), I’m part of a multidisciplinary eye healthcare team, caring for patients with various ocular and systemic health issues. Read more
In partnership with Insight, Orthoptics Australia (OA) is marking this year’s Orthoptics Awareness Week (31 May-4 June) with five articles, themed: ‘A day in the life of an orthoptist – through my eyes’. It features orthoptists who are advancing eye research and contributing to innovative models of care in various clinical settings across Australia.
The World Health Organisation defines a clinical trial as “a type of research that studies new tests and treatments and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes”. Clinical trials are integral for finding new and improved ways to treat, prevent or diagnose different types of illnesses.
Orthoptist MADELAINE MOORE moved to the Northern Territory to escape the city limits. But on her way, she’s found fulfilment working to improve eye health outcomes for indigenous communities. Read more
Orthoptics Australia (OA) is marking its annual awareness week with a five-article series, featuring orthoptists who are advancing eye research and contributing to innovative models of care across the country. Read more