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Clinical Staff – Orthoptists

In most cases, your visit to the ophthalmologist will begin with an orthoptic examination which involves taking a medical history, ophthalmic history, measuring your current vision and when appropriate, measuring you for glasses.  Our orthoptist will also measure the pressure of your eyes (intra-ocular pressure / IOP) and if necessary, instill eye-drops to open up your pupils. This enables the ophthalmologist to perform an examination of the front and back parts of the eye.
The orthoptists liaise with the treating ophthalmologist and perform other tests as needed, eg. visual field test (VF), ocular coherence tomography studies (OCT), measuring corneal thickness and mapping the contour of the cornea (corneal topography) and measuring the eyes prior to cataract surgery (biometry). We also have a treatment room on-site for carrying out small procedures and intra-vitreal injections. For further information please refer to our section on ‘Clinical Info’.
Administration Staff
The friendly and helpful administration team at Hawthorn Eye Clinic is here to ensure that your experience at our practice is as pleasant and efficient as possible.  We will always endeavor to help you resolve any issues or concerns which you may have.
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