Become an orthoptist: an eye therapist who assesses, diagnoses and treats eye disorders. Orthoptics is currently experiencing high workforce demand. The two-year Master of Orthoptics requires you to have a prior undergraduate degree in any discipline. This program is unique in NSW, is only one of two degrees offered Australia wide and is your path into a rewarding career as a health professional.
To improve detection and recognition of visual and ocular changes in patients diagnosed with stroke, Orthoptist and UTS PhD candidate Michelle Courtney-Harris has completed validation processes which lead to refinement of a vision screening tool developed by Neryla Jolly.
This week we are celebrating Orthoptics Awareness Week, run by Orthoptics Australia. The theme for this year is Orthoptists Australia Wide, illustrating that despite being small the profession has a wide reach right across the country.