Community Orthoptic Services
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page where you will find a list of Community Orthoptic Clinics.
You can refer Manchester patients directly to this service. If you have Manchester patients that you feel need an orthoptic opinion (and do not need an ophthalmologist opinion - for example, children that need amblyopia treatment) they will be seen more quickly in community than in hospital. They accept faxed referrals which reduces waiting times further.
Please refer directly to the orthoptic service and not via the GP if you think a child needs amblyopia treatment.
Please look at this list so you know where your local clinics are held. Vivien Fathy and Adrienne Willis jointly manage Community Orthoptic Services in Manchester and you can address referrals to them or FAO The Orthoptist. The Head Office is at Longsight Health Centre but referrals to the clinic that is most convenient for the patient will reduce waiting times.