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Career perspectives

The graduate in Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Care is a health care professional who carries out his or her work in the prevention and rehabilitative treatment of diseases of the visual system in childhood, adulthood and geriatric age.

Orthoptists - ophthalmology assistants

Who is he/she?

He is the practitioner who, on the doctor's prescription, treats vision disorders and is in charge of performing various types of ophthalmological diagnostic examinations.

What does he/she do?

The main duties of the Orthoptist are:

  • the assessment of visual disorders and their possible correction, checking the status of 'binocular vision' and its preservation
  • the use of diagnostic techniques and instrumental research in ophthalmology
  • the care of pre- and post-operative treatment
  • the re-education and rehabilitation of visual impairments.

Where does he/she work?

The graduate orthoptist carries out his/her professional activity in health care facilities, public or private, on a dependent or freelance basis.

Access to the National Health Service (SSN), the University and other public employment entities is through competition or public selection.