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

We welcome you to join our Orthoptic taster session, where we will provide you with an insight into the role of an Orthoptist 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.

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

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Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

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

Contact us

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


Advance Register for Clearing

We have places on our undergraduate courses this autumn. If you've already got your results you can apply now, or if you're still waiting for results get your name on the list by advance registering.