More than guide dogs

Guide Dogs’ services extend beyond what its name suggests, to also include orthoptic services. Orthoptist KATE CLARK describes the difference she has made in one client’s life. Read more

Can:Do 4Kids

Showing kids what they can do

Can:Do 4Kids aims to enable low vision children across all areas throughout their lives. The service works collaboratively with orthoptists to support clients and their families, writes TRACEY STUART. Read more

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An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic

An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic at the Sydney Eye Hospital that is managing low risk and stable patients is helping to drive major efficiencies, write MELANIE LAI and CHRISTINA PETERSON.

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Cataract Kids Australia

Cataract Kids Australia and orthoptists

As a parent of a child with cataracts, MEGAN PRICTOR knows the struggle of affected families. That’s why she set up Cataract Kids Australia, a charity that’s formed a strong bond with orthoptics. Read more

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Low vision – readiness for school

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

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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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