Orthoptics

Orthoptists are allied health professionals who are part of the ophthalmic care team at the Trust. They specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of vision and ocular movement defects.

They work closely with ophthalmologists and assess patients of all ages from babies to the elderly with eye problems such as squint, amblyopia (reduced vision), eye strain and double vision.

Clinics

Orthoptic clinics are held at:

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital (Grimsby)

Monday to Friday

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Monday to Friday

Goole and District Hospital

Monday and Tuesdays

Community screening clinics

North Lincolnshire area

– the screening clinic is held at the Ironstone centre  on West Street in Scunthorpe (DN15 6HQ) on a Tuesday morning and some Monday mornings.

North East Lincolnshire area:

  • Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Pelham Rd, Immingham DN40 1JW on Friday mornings
  • Scartho Medical Centre, Springfield Rd, Grimsby, DN33 3JF on Mondays and Fridays
  • Weelsby View Health Centre, Ladysmith Rd, Grimsby DN32 9EF on Wednesday mornings
  • Cleethorpes Primary Care Centre, St Hugh’s Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8EB on Fridays

Referrals

Referrals to our orthoptic clinics are accepted from GPs and other medical professionals usually via the ophthalmology service as most patients will also need to be assessed by the ophthalmologist. Referrals are also accepted direct from schools in the North East Lincolnshire area via the school special educational needs co-ordinators for children with suspected visual stress. In these cases coloured overlays may be advised by the orthoptist to relieve visual distortions and discomfort. Referrals are also accepted in the NE Lincs area from school nurses for children failing the vision screening test in school. Referrals from paediatricians may be seen in the hospital or community clinics as appropriate.

Contact us

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scartho Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN33 2BA
03033 304569
Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BH
03033 302431
Goole and District Hospital
Woodland Avenue
Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6RX
03033 302431

Key staff

Head orthoptist – Jenny Auger- jenny.auger@nhs.net
Advanced orthoptist (Deputy Head) – Helen Kay
Advanced orthoptist – (Community) – Caroline Wilson
Specialist orthoptist – Elaine Mart
Specialist orthoptist – Eleanor Parkinson
Specialist orthoptist – Michael Scerri
Specialist orthoptist – Bethany Shaw
Specialist orthoptist – Rosemary Walton

 

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