Orthoptics

The Southampton orthoptic department assesses and treats a range of problems with eye movement and vision.

Highly-skilled staff are experts in assessing children's vision and in diagnosing underlying eye conditions in patients of all ages.

The unit is based at Southampton General Hospital and sees up to 14,000 patients a year. The department also covers clinics in the wider Hampshire area and provide pre-school vision screening.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Squint
  • Defective binocular vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Diplopia (double vision)

Patients may be treated with glasses, prisms, exercises or patches. Some patients may need surgery but this is usually done as a day case in the eye short stay unit.

Appointments for the department run between the following hours: 

  • Monday to Friday, 8.45 to 11.30am and 1.30 to 4pm 

Find out more about what happens when you come in for an adult appointment or for a child appointment or contact the orthoptics department on 023 8120 4789.