Orthoptics courses and careers
Graduates of our orthoptics program apply comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and visual system to ophthalmic diagnostic evaluation. They use imaging technology such as optical tomography and ultrasonography for people with a range of conditions that affect vision, such as glaucoma and cataract. As an orthoptist, you will integrate understanding of behaviour and social context into clinical reasoning and the implementation of plans of management that include non-surgical therapies such as ocular motility exercises, the prescription of spectacles and the rehabilitation of people with low vision. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Orthoptic Board of Australia.