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Orthoptics Service

Orthoptists detect and treat any eye problem such as reduced vision, squints and lazy eyes.

The orthoptist detects and treats any eye problem such as reduced vision, squints and lazy eyes.

A community refraction service is also available.

There is a link to the ophthalmologist (eye doctor) via the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

We provide eye care for children in the local community and the Special Educational Needs schools.


Please see our clinic locations.


Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. All clinics are by appointment. No out of hours service is provided.

Contact Details:

Any queries to go to:
Head of Orthoptic Services
Longsight Health Centre
526-528 Stockport Road
Tel: 0161 248 1207/18

Joint Head of Service:

Vivien Fathy


The service operates an open access referral policy and will accept referrals for all children from Manchester GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Hospital Consultants, Paediatricians, Education, other Health Professionals, parents and carers.

Referrals are accepted and prioritised based on clinical need.

Completion of the Children's & Young People's Service Referral form is required.

Additional Information: