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Orthoptists are allied health professionals in ophthalmology who specialize in ocular motility and visual development. Their primary role is to investigate and aid in the diagnosis of visual system dysfunctions involving vision, eye movement, eye alignment, and binocularity in children and adults. The orthoptist is the front line in the assessment and diagnosis of these disorders, and works with the ophthalmologist in formulating and implementing treatment plans.  Orthoptics focuses on the non-surgical treatment of amblyopia and strabismus, but many orthoptists are also actively involved with research and teaching.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

No special preparation is required

What can I expect to happen during my appointment?

You will undergo a full motor (eye muscle), vision and sensory examination.

Information for health care providers

Due to a global shortage of orthoptists, there are excellent job prospects in the profession.  At present, there is a 100 per cent employment rate.

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Eye Clinic 2nd floor

Phone: (902) 752-7600 x 2950
Fax: (902) 755-3340

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Ambulatory Care Department

Phone: (902) 752-7600 x 2950
Fax: (902) 755-3340

Ambulatory Care Department

Phone: (902) 667-7733
Fax: (902) 667-667-1340

sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue May 28 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed May 29 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu May 30 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri May 31 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Phone: (902) 794-1738

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Ambulatory Care Department

(902) 752-7600 x 2950
Fax: (902) 755-3340‚Äč

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

IWK - Grace Health Centre
Ophthalmology Department
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Phone: (902) 470-8020
Fax: (902) 470-7207

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact


Eye Care Centre - Unit 2A Centennial Building
Orthoptists:  Lillian Aladejebi, Jenna Clark, Stacey Durling & Laura J. Irons

1276 South Park St.
Halifax, NS. B3H 2Y9

Phone: (902) 473-2786

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