Children's Orthoptics

The children's orthoptics service is provided by the ophthalmology departments at Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton.

Orthoptists assess and diagnose disorders of vision, binocular vision (how the eyes work together as a pair) and ocular motility (eye movements). We offer treatment and management of those conditions where appropriate.

We care for children in an outpatient setting and take referrals from consultant ophthalmologists and paediatricians, GPs, health visitors and optometrists.

The service is provided by qualified orthoptists supported by visual field technicians and administative staff. We have our own rooms with suitable child-friendly equipment.

All our orthoptists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Children's services

  • Ronnie Mackeith Centre (for children with special and educational needs)
  • Children's squint clinics
  • Children's low vision aids
  • Vision assessment in Down Syndrome
  • Vision assessment in hearing impairment
  • Visual Processing Difficulties

Contact and find us

Royal Derby Hospital

Children's Services
Children's Outpatient Department
Children's Hospital (nearest entrance - 18),
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE

Telephone: 01332 785 659

Queen's Hospital Burton

Treatment Centre (TC)
Telephone: 01283 566333


Reception B
Queen’s Hospital Main Site
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 566 333

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Tamworth (SRP)

Telephone: 01283 566 333

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital

Telephone: 01283 566 333