What to expect from a visit to an Orthoptist


Orthoptists are trained specialists in diagnosing and providing non-surgical management of disorders of eye movements and associated vision defects. BIOS, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, has produced a series of guides to talk you through a typical visit to an Orthoptist. Please click the links below to see your chosen guide. For children For … Continue reading What to expect from a visit to an Orthoptist

Orthoptist, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?


With all those job titles beginning with ‘O’ it can be a bit confusing trying to work out who does what at the eye clinic. Here’s a handy guide from the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, BIOS: Orthoptist, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist? Aside from Orthoptists, there are a number of other professions working in eye health. … Continue reading Orthoptist, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

Online Nystagmus Information Pack – one year on


Last November the University of Sheffield orthoptists launched their online Nystagmus Information Pack to great acclaim. The pack was jointly funded by the University of Sheffield, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society and the Nystagmus Network. The information is invaluable to patients, parents, teachers and clinicians. Click here for the Information Pack