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Optometry – Paediatrics

Orthoptics- Paediatrics


Paediatric doctor and orthoptist linked clinic: 01695 656294

Orthoptic department – Ormskirk: 01695 656690

Orthoptic department – Southport: 01704 705213

Consultants / Service Leads

Dr Lesley Kaye Associate Specialist in Ophthalmology – Paediatric lead

Myrtle Henderson Head of Orthoptics and Optometry

The service

  • Experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye problems and eye movement disorders from birth onwards e.g. vision testing, lazy eye, squint, focusing difficulties, double vision and glasses wear.
  • Assessment of how the eyes work together as a pair (binocular function). Treatment plans e.g. glasses, patching, exercises and possible surgical intervention.
  • Assessment of vision problems in children with additional needs
  • Specific learning difficulties with reading – visual processing assessment and advice clinics
  • Paediatric eye injury, infection, inflammation

Additional Information

Joint paediatric orthoptist and ophthalmologist clinics and appointments offered Monday to Wednesday at Ormskirk paediatric outpatient department. Early evening clinics offered on Monday & Tuesdays.

Orthoptic follow up clinics are held at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals, and some health centres in north Sefton and West Lancashire

Optometry follow up appointments are available at both hospitals.

Referral Method

  • GP referral
  • Optician (via GP)
  • School nurse/Health visitor
  • Paediatrician
  • Paediatric A&E

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