Orthoptics Masterclass

Carly Hegarty zoomed into Liverpool College on Thursday to deliver a video conferenced talk about orthoptics to Year 10 and Year 11 pupils. Carly also explained the various different roles of other Allied Health Care professionals. She explained orthoptics were eye and vision specialists, experts in diagnosing and treating the eye and in the nerves and muscles affecting eye movements, including eye care in neurological conditions. She also explained the ways in which pupils can prevent eye problems from developing including wearing sunglasses to prevent double vision, a healthy diet to prevent glaucoma, reducing alcohol to prevent cataracts and stopping smoking to prevent age related degenerative eye diseases.

All participating pupils were emailed the presentation. Anyone else interested in this field, please email Mrs Doran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to receive a copy of the PowerPoint.

Mrs Doran