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The paediatric ophthalmology team

The ophthalmology team consists of orthoptists, ophthalmologists, opticians and ophthalmic nurses.

Ophthalmologists are doctors who specialise in eyes. They examine the health of the eyes, diagnose and treat diseases of the eyes and carry out eye surgery. They may measure the eyes (refraction) and prescribe glasses.

Optometrists (opticians) are qualified to prescribe glasses. They may carry out a glasses check (refraction) objectively with drops or subjectively without drops.

Ophthalmic nurses are specially trained in eye conditions. They administer the children's eye drops and facilitate and support the eye care team.

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