At Marsden Eye Specialists, our Orthoptic Clinic is your gateway to comprehensive eye therapy and care. Our team of highly trained orthoptists, who are university-educated allied health professionals, specializes in evaluating and addressing a wide range of eye-related issues. Whether you're experiencing vision difficulties, eye discomfort, or eye movement disorders, our orthoptists are here to provide expert assessments and treatments tailored to your needs.
What is Orthoptics?
Orthoptics is a specialized field within eye care that focuses on assessing and managing eye alignment, eye movement, and the coordination of both eyes. Our orthoptists work independently, collaboratively with ophthalmologists (eye surgeons), or as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver precise and personalized care.
The Role of Orthoptists
Orthoptists play a vital role in diagnosing and treating various eye conditions and disorders. Here's an overview of the services our Orthoptic Clinic provides:
Myopia Control Clinic
We offer advanced strategies and interventions to help manage and control myopia (nearsightedness) in individuals, especially in children. Myopia control aims to slow down the progression of nearsightedness, reducing the risk of future eye complications.
Children's Vision Screening
Early detection of vision issues in children is crucial for their development. Our orthoptists are skilled in conducting thorough vision screenings for children to identify any potential visual impairments and recommend appropriate interventions.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Treatment
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can impact a child's vision development. Our orthoptists are experienced in diagnosing and implementing effective treatment plans to improve vision in cases of amblyopia.
Strabismus (Squint, Turning Eye) Assessment
Strabismus, characterized by misaligned eyes, requires specialized assessment and treatment. Our orthoptists conduct thorough evaluations to determine the extent of the condition and develop tailored treatment approaches.
Double Vision Assessment
Double vision can significantly affect daily life. Our orthoptists perform comprehensive assessments to identify the underlying causes of double vision and recommend appropriate management strategies.
Prism Assessment and Fitting
Prisms are optical devices used to correct eye alignment issues. Our orthoptists are experts in prism assessment and fitting to ensure optimal visual comfort and alignment.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Strabismus (Orthoptic Exercises)
In many cases, strabismus can be managed without surgery. Our orthoptists guide patients through orthoptic exercises and therapies designed to improve eye coordination and alignment.
Pre- and Postoperative Assessment for Strabismus Surgery
For cases requiring surgical intervention, our orthoptists provide thorough preoperative assessments and postoperative care to optimize surgical outcomes.
Assessment for Laser Refractive Surgery
Considering laser refractive surgery to correct your vision? Our orthoptists can assess your suitability for procedures like LASIK and provide valuable guidance throughout the process.