What do you do?
During my work experience, I shadowed an orthoptist in the eye department at my local hospital. I saw what a difference the orthoptist made to the patients’ quality of life by treating their double vision, improving the vision in a lazy eye and managing squints.
The few days of work experience made me realise how dynamic the role was, as each case was unique – making every day exciting. That’s when I decided to enrol into the orthoptics BSc undergraduate programme. A day after my final exam, I was offered my first job as a qualified orthoptist!
The staff and patients make work a joy, especially the children. It’s great to know you’re making an impact on a child’s future.