Ophthalmology and Orthoptics taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Ophthalmology and Orthoptics at university.

Orthoptics researchers

The Eyes and Orthoptics: An overview

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

When: Monday 6 December 2021, 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Age group: Year 13, A Level 

We welcome you to join our Orthoptic taster session.

At this session we will provide you with information on what the role of an Orthoptist is and an overview of the Orthoptics programme at the University of Sheffield. We will then deliver a micro-teaching session titled: The Eyes and Orthoptics: An overview. This session is designed to give you an idea of the subject matter and experience a university grade lecture.

The aims of this session are:

  • To provide a basic introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the eyes
  • To introduce some simple ocular terminology
  • To consider what is ‘normal’ regarding the use of the two eyes -
  • To examine the consequences of strabismus
  • Following this there will be a short quiz and a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.


Time Activity 
4:15pm Settling in period
4:30pm The role of an Orthoptist and Orthoptic Degree at the University of Sheffield
4:45pm Lecture: The Eyes and Orthoptics: An overview
5:15pm Quiz based on the lecture content
5:30pm Q&A with admissions tutor and student ambassador

We look forward to meeting you!

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk

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