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Orthoptist 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 serve both children and adults in an outpatient setting and take referrals from consultant ophthalmologists and pdaediatricians, GPs, health visitors and optometrists.

We also see patients from the maxillo-facial department, falls clinic and the head injury unit.

The service is provided by qualified orthoptists supported by visual field technicians and administative staff. All our orthoptists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Orthoptic services

Adults' services

  • Squint clinics
  • Clinics including orthoptic diagnosis and management of patients with conditions such as thyroid eye disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and diabetes
  • Secondary vision screening
  • Visual impairment liaison
  • Stroke clinics
  • Thyroid clinics
  • Glaucoma shared care
  • Visual processing disorder clinics
  • Visual field assessment
  • Biometry assessment
  • Photography
  • Nerve fibre layer and macular assessment

Orthoptics at Royal Derby Hospital


Royal Derby Hospital 
Level 2, Ophthalmology Outpatients
Kings Treatment Centre
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE

Nearest entrance: Kings Treatment Centre 6
Nearest car park: 3

Telephone: 01332 340 131

Orthoptics at Queen's Hospital Burton


The Treatment Centre
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 511 511 ext. 5211

Orthoptics at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital


Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
Plantation Lane
Mile Oak
B78 3NG

Telephone: 01283 566 333

Orthoptics at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital


Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
Trent Valley Road
WS13 6EF

Telephone: 01543 412 900