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Technology and digital integration

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

OAW 2021: No day the same in this orthoptist’s clinic

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

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OAW 2021: Clinical research and a new retinal camera

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

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OAW 2021: Blindness, low vision and the orthoptic assessment

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

OAW 2021: The role of an orthoptist in clinical trials

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.

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Closing the Top End Gap

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