Ophthalmology and Orthoptics taster session

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

Orthoptics researchers

BMedSci Orthoptics Taster Session

This session is now full. 

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When: Wednesday 24 March 2020, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Age group: Year 12, BTEC

Spaces available: 100

This session will cover the clinical profession of orthoptics. Orthoptists are specialist eye care professionals who look at people of all ages with a range of problems related to how the two eyes work together.

The lecture will incorporate an explanation of why people sometimes see double vision and how normally our eyes work together. The session will also include an opportunity to meet our prospective students and staff members. 

By the end of the session you should:

  • Know about the profession of orthoptics
  • Understand why some people have double vision
  • Understand how our eyes work together
  • Gain an insight into what it's like to be an orthoptics student at the University of Sheffield


Time Activity 
3:45pm Students arrive and settle into the session
4:00pm Introduction to Orthoptics
4:05pm Lecture on why do we see double
4:25pm Presentation from students
4:45pm Q&A  

We look forward to meeting you!

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


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