Orthoptics

The Orthoptic Department specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of strabismus or squint, binocular vision and childhood visual problems.

What conditions do we treat?

The orthoptic department specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of strabismus or squint (misalignment of the eyes), binocular vision (how the eyes work as a pair) and childhood visual problems. Orthoptists are specialists in the assessment and diagnosis of adult strabismus and ocular motility problems, which are often related to general medical or neurological conditions.

What treatments do we offer?

The orthoptists offer a range of therapeutic interventions and targeted advice for patients with vision and binocular vision disorders. Some of these treatments include patching or drops to treat reduced vision in children and prisms, patches or exercises to treat patients with double vision or binocular vision disorders.

Who will I see?

There is a large team of orthoptists and orthoptic assistants who work together to look after patients referred to this service.

Head Orthoptist:

Veronica Greenwood

Clinical Leads:

Alison Ansons – Deputy Head Orthoptist
Elisabeth Nichol – Deputy Head Orthoptist

If you would like to speak to our expert team you can call them on 0161 701 4882

Where will I receive treatment?

The optometry department is based at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and is located on the ground floor in clinic H.

From the entrance of the Eye Hospital, walk past the main reception and clinic H is the first clinic on your right hand side.

The department is open from 08:00am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30 – 4.30pm on Saturdays.

The department also has links with the Community Orthoptics Service

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