The eye care profession is set to celebrate Orthoptics Awareness Week (OAW), from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The annual campaign seeks to draw attention to the expertise orthoptists have in providing integrated pathways into ever-expanding patient volumes through eye clinics and advancements in eye research.
This year’s themes is ‘A day in the life of an orthoptist – through my eyes’ and will feature orthoptists who are excelling and creating a positive impact in proving accessibility to eye heath care across a variety of sub-specialities.
In order to promote the work of orthoptists, a selection of articles written by orthoptists working around Australia will be accessible to other health professionals and the broader public. These article include: Sachinee Jayasuriya on The role of an orthoptist in clinical trials; Marion Gaussen on Playing a greater role in glaucoma care; Nabill Jacob on Blindness, low vision and the orthoptic assessment; Darvy Dang on Clinical research and a new retinal camera and; Linden Chen on No day the same in this orthoptist’s clinic.
Orthoptics Australia is also providing an OAW poster/flyer that can be printed out, put up around clinics and workplaces, handed out or used on social media. As well as this, the 2021 OAW logo can be used on social media or as an email signature to promote OAW.
For more information visit www.orthoptics.org.au.