Orthoptics is a very unique profession. Because it is such a niche area of eye care, many do not understand what we do.
"Orthoptics is a very unique profession. Because it is such a niche area of eye care, many do not understand what we do. My family has a general idea of what my work entails, based on what I have shared with them. My four year-old son is very eager to visit my clinic – he would frequently ask if he can come to get his eyes checked. But he actually just wants to play with the toys and get a lollipop!
When I was younger, I wanted to join the healthcare industry and work with children. Although I now care for people with eye disorders across all age groups, I also practice in KK Women's and Children's Hospital, working with kids, so I guess I am not too far off from where I aspired to be."
Singapore National Eye Centre
KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Tags: Orthoptist, Allied Health