An orthoptist is a highly qualified university trained professional who assists the ophthalmologist (eye doctor) in evaluating and diagnosing eye conditions.
You will be first seen by one of our experienced orthoptists: initial discussion will be undertaken with regard to the reason of your visit, your complaint, your general medical history, medications, allergies, and family history.
Then your visual acuity will be tested, followed by measuring your eye pressure. More tests may be undertaken depending on your case. These may include a visual field test, OCT test to measure your retina and optic nerve, photos of different parts of your eye, ultrasound or others. You most likely will receive eye drops to dilate your pupil before returning to the waiting room to allow time for the drops to take effect. You will notice that your vision will become somewhat blurry after 10 minutes or so.