The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Orthoptics and Children’s Eye Clinic

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Welcome to the Orthoptic and Children’s Eye Clinic

The Orthoptic and Children’s Eye Clinic is based at St James University Hospital, providing a range of Orthoptic services and doctor led adult motility and children's eye clinics within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) and for Leeds Community Healthcare.

What we do

Orthoptists form part of the eye care team working alongside Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. Being part of a multidisciplinary team we also support other hospital based departments offering our specialised knowledge in order to help diagnose and manage complex cases.

Orthoptists are autonomous professionals who provide direct patient care for adults and children, monitor specific eye conditions and initiate therapies where appropriate.

 In children's eye clinics you may need to see an orthoptist, optometrist and an ophthalmologist.



When you attend the department you will be given a surgical mask to wear in the clinical area and the clinical team will be wearing personal protective equipment in line with current guidance. Babies and young children will not be required to wear a mask but older children will where possible.  

The Ophthalmology consultants and senior orthoptists have been identifying and prioritising patients who need to be seen first. Contact will be made to arrange appropriate appointments.

We are currently contacting some patients to post them some dilating drops to be put in at home for their appointment, this is to reduce waiting times in clinic. 

If you are an existing patient and feel you have an urgent problem please ring 0113 2064736 to discuss your situation with an orthoptist.



Our current patient information leaflets can be found here.



Contact us

For general enquiries please contact

Clinic Office 0113 206 4736



Our service is based in the Multi Speciality Outpatient Building at St James University Hospital