Orthoptic Department

Orthoptic Department: An Introduction

The Orthoptic Department is part of the Ophthalmology team providing Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Technician services for the Ophthalmology team based within Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

This covers service provision at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Medway Maritime Foundation Trust and Sittingbourne Hospital, as well as vision screening service for Medway and Swale schoolchildren.

The department consists of Orthoptists, Administrative Staff and Ophthalmic Technicians.

Our Aims

The aims of Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Orthoptic departments are to treat patients as individuals according to their needs, to improve children and adults quality of life by investigating, diagnosing and treating Orthoptic conditions, to deliver and maintain a quality service founded on evidence based practice band strengthened by CPD.