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Orthoptist

Oceanographers employ mathematical, engineering and scientific theories to investigate the relationOrthoptists diagnose and treat the vision problems and eye abnormalities of patients of all ages, checking for evidence and symptoms of disease, injury or visual defects. Orthoptists see patients of all ages who have been referred to them by general practitioners, health visitors, consultants working in hospital eye clinics and from eye casualty departments and community clinics. Typical job responsibilities includes: gaining case histories from patients, observing and checking patients’ vision, making use of specialist equipment, referring patients to doctors for specialist treatment or surgery, treating vision problems with devices such as patches or specialist glasses, diagnosing sight problems and producing treatment plans, liaising with nursing and medical staff, keeping up to date with new techniques and developments, providing information to patients about diagnoses and required treatment, offering advice about lighting and magnification strategies for patients with low vision, running specialist clinics for issues such as glaucoma, strokes and low vision, supporting rehabilitation or monitoring long-term conditions as appropriate, assessing the vision of babies and small children, including children with special needs and spotting serious conditions of which vision problems can be a symptom, such as tumours or multiple sclerosis.

 

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