Faye Mather - Advanced Orthoptist-Paediatric Lead

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If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

I was always keen to pursue a career in healthcare and after undergoing successful orthoptic treatment as a child, I knew that a career in orthoptics would be very rewarding. In addition to core orthoptic work which involves investigating and managing various disorders of ocular motility and visual development, orthoptists can undertake extended roles such as special educational needs and stroke rehabilitation which allows you to develop specialist skills. I began my career in 2015 and shortly afterwards I joined the stroke team where I investigate and manage patients with visual impairments post-stroke. Through this role I work with a variety of other health professionals including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, nurses and healthcare assistants.

There are many opportunities for Orthoptists to undertake further study alongside their clinical practice; In 2020 I completed my master’s degree which has enabled me to take on a new role as paediatric lead, where I am responsible for triaging paediatric ophthalmology referrals, overseeing the paediatric waiting lists and conducting specialist clinics using skills that I have gained from further study and in-house training. Further to this, I am currently undertaking a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) and on completion of this I will be able to practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

My career as an orthoptist has been incredibly rewarding and no two days are the same.

Faye Mather Advanced Orthoptist-Paediatric lead