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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

Adrienne Willis


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.


National Eye Health Week 2013!

For the fourth year running the CMFT Community Orthoptists are taking part in National Eye Health Week (16 - 21 Sept 2013). They will be setting up their stall in ASDA, Longsight on Wed 18th September 2013, 10.00am - 3.30pm.

They will dispel all old wives tales regarding children's eyes. There will be a 'did you know ...' display with interesting information about children's eyes. There will be a variety of vision tests and other equipment on show that are used to test children's and babies eyes.  The Orthoptists will be on hand to answer any questions regarding children's eyes.

Pop in and see them!