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Orthoptic Department

The Orthoptic Department deals with the diagnosis and treatment of ocular motility and problems relating to vision. This includes both adults and children.

The Department also runs the Low Vision Service and Contact Lens Clinic. The Orthoptists screen children in local primary schools at reception age in line with the recommendations of the National Screening committee.

The Orthoptic Department is an accredited site for clinical placements for orthoptic undergraduates from Sheffield and Liverpool Universities.


Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

How to get here

The Orthoptic Department is in the Eye Block opposite the Eye Clinic. Park in the multi-storey car park in Craven Road. Join the Main Entrance Block at level 2. Turn right past the main reception and pass the shops and café. At the welcomers desk turn immediately right and take the stairs. The Orthoptic Department is immediately on the right.

Staff Details

Head Orthoptist: Jane Tapley
Deputy Head: Debbie Lysons
Contact Lens Administrator: Paula Krowllaw

Any other information

Patients should bring a list of any medications and all glasses worn. Patients coming to the low vision clinic should also bring any magnifiers.

Contact Details

Level 2
Eye Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road

Tel: 0118 322 7681

Low vision:
0118 322 7683
Contact Lens Enquiries: 0118 322 7682


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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