The Sydney University Orthoptics degree has moved!

Last year a decision was made by the University of Sydney to discontinue the Masters of Orthoptics program. We are delighted to inform you that Orthoptics training in Sydney now has a new home at the University of Technology Sydney. We anticipate that the first intake of students will be in 2015 for a Masters program in Orthoptics.

We are thrilled that the University of Technology in Sydney has decided to embrace the education of our future Orthoptists. UTS pride themselves in a strong commitment to high quality practice-orientated education, with links with professions and industry partners and this announcement is outstanding for our profession.

What is an Orthoptist?

Orthoptists are University trained health care professionals who specialise in children’s eye movement disorders and assist ophthalmologists in all areas of eye diagnosis and management.

Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in ophthalmic diagnostic services and work across a range of settings including hospitals, private specialist practices and research centres.

Australian Orthoptists are registered with their professional body, Orthoptics Australia, and endorsed by the Australian Orthoptic Board. All of our Orthoptists here at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists are current members of Orthoptics Australia, and the Australian Orthoptic Board, and each also participates in ongoing continuing professional development and holds a certificate of currency for up to date clinical knowledge through the Australian Orthoptic Board. Our very own orthoptists here at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists, Sarita, Katrina, Amanda and Milia all completed their training at The University of Sydney.

Visit the Orthoptics Australia website for more information on the role of an Orthoptist in your child’s eye disorder

For further information on the Australian Orthoptic Board, visit

You can check the status of our Orthoptists on the Australian Orthoptic Board register at