Strabismus Treatment

The treatment of strabismus (turned or lazy eye) by an orthoptist can involve the use of glasses, patching and eye exercises (vision therapy).

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Experienced Orthoptist

An Orthoptist is a university trained eye professional who performs a comprehensive assessment of the visual system. They specialise in children’s vision, eye movement disorders, binocular vision and visual rehabilitation.

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Visual Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and stroke can cause many eye problems related to eye movement disorder and visual field loss such as hemianopias.

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We offer a full check of a child’s eyes and a comprehensive assessment of the visual system including any abnormalities of binocular vision with therapy that will assist a child to see, learn and process visual information.

Orthoptist - Liane Wilcox



Liane graduated in Orthoptics from the University of Sydney in 1985 and has worked in many areas of orthoptics and ophthalmology in both the private and public sphere. She specialises in the treatment of eye movement conditions and strabismus (turned eye) in both paediatric and adult patients.

She has a particular interest in traumatic brain injury and children’s vision. In 2001 she completed her research Masters in vision screening in children.

Strabismus (turned or lazy eye) Treatment

The treatment of strabismus by an orthoptist can involve the use of glasses, patching and eye exercises (vision therapy). We are able to utilise all of these treatment modalities to gain the best outcome for our patients. Time is allowed in all Eyetreat consultations for appropriate treatment sessions for patients and allows valuable discussion time with parents to explain the options for all treatments available using best evidence based practice.

Visual Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and stroke can cause many eye problems related to eye movement disorder and visual field loss such as hemianopias. Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) can also be associated with head injury and can require vision training to improve outcomes and functional vision. The outcomes of this type of therapy for these conditions can be very rewarding. We have many years of experience as an orthoptist working with head injury or stroke patients and improving the outcomes.

Double Vision (diplopia)

Adult patients can develop double vision from long standing strabismus or following trauma, head injury or stroke. Occasionally double vision can also follow cataract surgery. Where possible, our orthoptist will advise about most appropriate treatment or visual correction to reduce these symptoms.

Paediatric Vision Assessments

Vision assessments are performed on children as young as 6 months to determine if an eye problem exists. Any eye problems are then investigated and the appropriate care for the child is planned and dispensed in consultation with parents and other professionals if necessary.