An orthoptist generally works with ophthalmologists in hospitals and in the community. They are concerned with eye problems relating to eye movements and the inability of the eyes to work together.
Examples of these problems are squint (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia) and double vision (diplopia). An orthoptist is registered with the Health Professions Council and their representative body is the British and Irish Orthoptic Society.
For further information on orthoptists and other eye health professions:
- General Optical Council
- Association of British Dispensing Opticians
- General Medical Council
- British Medical Association
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- British and Irish Orthoptics Society
- Association of Optometrists