BAppSc (Orthoptics) (Hons 1) University Medal MAOB
Sarita has a special interest in paediatrics and low vision services. Graduating from Sydney University in 2005, she received first class honours and was awarded the University Medal for her comprehensive thesis on vision screening in preschool children. Sarita has worked at the University of Sydney in a research capacity authoring several journal articles, and as a clinical educator at the University of Sydney conducting final year orthoptic qualification examinations. Sarita joined our team in 2008 and brings a wealth of knowledge in both paediatric and adult eye health care to our practice. Sarita pioneered our service provision for children with a disability under the Better Start initiative, and has established a wonderful rapport with both our young and adult patients. She is dedicated to providing an informative and supportive approach to patient care. Sarita is an active member of Orthoptics Australia, is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, and holds a certificate of currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge.
BAppSc (Orthoptics) MAOB
Amanda has been working in private practice specialising in the area of cataract and refractive surgery since graduating from the University of Sydney in 2005. She has an extensive knowledge of general ophthalmology and a personal interest in paediatric and adult strabismus. Amanda brings a wealth of clinical knowledge of complex general ophthalmology and adult cataract management to our team. She has an informative and friendly approach to patient care. Amanda is an active member of Orthoptics Australia, is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, and holds a certificate of currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge.
DipAppSc (Orthoptics) (With Distinction) MAOB
Katrina graduated as an orthoptist from Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney. Katrina has a special interest in all areas of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. She is an active member of Orthoptics Australia and is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board. As well as working for many years in private practice focused on paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Katrina has also worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (The Children’s Hospital) at Camperdown, in community health, and has also been a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney. She has spent time in the UK and the USA furthering her orthoptic career. As a mother, Katrina brings experience of family life to her work as a paediatric orthoptist.
SOS welcomes Milia as the newest member to our orthoptic team. She graduated from Sydney University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Masters in Clinical Vision Science. She has worked in fields of paediatric and adult strabismus in private practice, along with general ophthalmology.
Milia enjoys the all the challenges that present with working with children, and she has a great technical knowledge into paediatric eye conditions. Milia is an active member of Orthoptics Australia, is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, and holds a certificate of currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge. Milia has a young family of her own and brings these experiences she has gained into her work with paediatric patients and their families.
BMedSc, MOrth, MAOB, MOA
Genevieve graduated from a Masters of Orthoptics in 2017, and she was awarded the Orthoptics Australia Prize for achieving the highest marks in Professional Practice subjects. She has a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and congenital and adult cataract surgery. She also has an interest in research and has participated in research projects at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists. Genevieve is an active member of Orthoptics Australia, is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, and holds a certificate of currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge.
DAppSc (Orth), JD, MAOB, MOA
Susan graduated as an Orthoptist from Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney. She developed a special interest in all areas of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, working at the Children’s Hospital for 7 years, including 4 years as Head Orthoptist. Susan also worked in Dr Frank Martin’s rooms in Macquarie Street between 1987 and 2003.
Susan took a break from working as an orthoptist in 2003 and studied to become a practising solicitor. She resumed working as an orthoptist in 2014 and returned to this practice in 2016. Since then, Susan enjoys working with children, and with adults in the areas of neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cataract, retina and strabismus.
Throughout her career she has participated in research projects, presented papers at scientific conferences and published articles in scientific journals. Susan is an active member of Orthoptics Australia, is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, holds a certificate of currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge and is a registered Medicare provider.
What is an Orthoptist
An Orthoptist is a University trained allied health care practitioner who specialises in diagnostic procedures and treatment related to disorders of the eye and visual system.
Orthoptists work in many settings, including private ophthalmic practices, public hospital eye clinics, laser eye clinics, community health centres, vision screening programs, specialised low vision services such as the Vision Australia, Guide Dogs Australia, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) and scientific and clinical research settings.
Our orthoptists at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists are an integral part of our team, and are often your first point of contact. Our orthoptists are all experienced paediatric orthoptists who also have extensive knowledge in adult care. They are also actively pursuing research projects in paediatric eye care provision. Our orthoptists have a particular interest in:
- Vision assessments in babies, infants, school children and adults
- Eye movement and muscle disorders
- Amblyopia (reduced vision)
- Strabismus (turned or lazy eye)
- Low vision
- Convergence insufficiency
- Double vision assessment and rehabilitation
- Stroke and brain injury
- Vision assessments in adults
- Peripheral visual field testing
- Prism assessment and fitting
- Better Start eligibility assessments and treatment
- Research projects
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