Have you ever come out of your child’s ophthalmologist’s appointment with more questions than what you went in with? This has certainly happened to use over Dane’s vision journey – particularly in the early days. Whilst, ophthalmologists are highly skilled medical professionals, sometimes the terms and concepts they run through can be overwhelming and confusing. Not to mention the fact that at those early appointments us parents can be anxious, stressed, and generally trying to child wrangle – all while trying to listen to our child’s diagnosis and required treatment.
It can be a bit much!
This is where I have found orthoptists really beneficial. To really understand the role of an orthoptist and how they can help with a child’s vision journey, I had a chat with Natalie Ainscough, Orthoptist at Adelaide Orthoptics. The information in this article largely came from this interview.
For the full video interview, you can hit the link at the bottom of the page.