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Orthoptics (eyes)


Adult Services:

  • Level 2, ophthalmology outpatients, Kings Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital (best entrance - entrance 6 KTC) 
    • Ripley Hospital Outreach service
    • Ilkeston Community Hospital Outreach service 

 Children's Services:

  • Children's Outpatient Department Children's Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital (best entrance - entrance 18  Children's hospital)
    • Ilkeston Community  Hospital Outreach service 


Orthoptist assess and diagnose disorders of vision, binocular vision (how the eyes work together as a pair) and ocular motility (eye movements). We offer treatment and management of those conditions where appropriate.

We serve both children and adults in an outpatient setting and take referrals from Consultant Ophthalmologists/Peadiatricians, General Practitioner's, Health Visitors and Optometrists

The service is provided by qualified Orthoptist supported by visual field technicians and admin staff.

All our Orthoptist are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.


Orthoptic service:

  • Adult & children's squint clinics

  • Primary & secondary vision screening

  • Children's low vision aids

  • Visual impairment liaison

  • Children's Development Centre ( Ronnie Mackeith)

  • Stroke Clinics

  • Thyroid Clinics

  • Glaucoma Shared Care

  • Visual Fields

We also see patients from: Maxillo facial, Falls clinic and the Head injury unit.

Other information

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