Orthoptics

Orthoptists make assessments and provide strategies to maximise the use of your remaining vision.

Our low vision assessment service can support you whether you have minor vision impairment or significant vision loss.

Through this service you can:

  • Receive a comprehensive low vision assessment
  • Better understand the functional impact of your eye condition
  • Access optical and low vision aids and learn how to use them to read print at home (such as your mail, the newspaper), or in the community (such as reading menus, identifying bus numbers and street signs)
  • Receive advice on lighting to make better use of your existing sight
  • Acquired Brain Injury vision services assist people with neurological vision impairment to maximise remaining vision to live safely and independently.

Our orthoptists use both standard and functional measures to assess vision. For example, an eye chart to measure distance vision, or observing how a young child uses their vision if they’re unable to let us know what they can see.

To receive a low vision assessment, background information from your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist is needed. This information needs to be less than 12 months old from the date of your assessment.

If you wear glasses, bring your up-to-date script to your assessment.

VisAbility Orthoptists are skilled in working in the field of low vision rehabilitation, which is a speciality area for eye health professionals. Our Orthoptists are accredited with the Orthoptic Board of Australia.

Regional Assessment Locations

Our Low Vision Assessment Service is located in Victoria Park. VisAbility partners with regional Optometrists to provide low vision assessment services across Western Australia. Please contact us to see if this service is available in your local area.

Learn more about a day in the life of VisAbility Orthoptist, Amy or to find out more about orthoptic services, get in touch with us today.