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Community Orthoptic Service

Coronavirus update - April 2020:

All clinics have been stopped.  CLOSED to new referrals. 

Vision Screening

Screening for children in reception class has been halted in line with government recommendations.

Clinic Patients

We are working in line our society’s guidelines.

All patients due to attend clinic have been contacted by phone given advice and cancelled.

Those undergoing treatment have been given advice and those being monitored have been sent a letter explaining the services have been stopped.

All patients have been encouraged to contact us if they have any concerns or queries.

Any urgent concerns, parents are being advice to seek urgent medical attention.

About our Service

The purpose of the service is to enable all children under 7 (and special needs children up to 19) to reach their maximum visual potential. The eyes and brain are still learning to see until 7 years so treatment including glasses wear, patching and exercises are carried out by the Orthoptists. There are also joint clinics with the Optometrists (Opticians) from the Eye Hospital who test the need for and strength of glasses required.

Children who need onward referral to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) will be seen at the Childrens Resource Centre.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 912 5120
E-mail
sian.hughes1@nhs.net
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Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
2nd Floor
Waterside Plaza
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

Ages
to 19 years
Supporting People With
Visual impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Referral Details

Families can access this service without a referral. The service is not limited to families located in specific geographical areas of Trafford.

Clinics are currently available at the following locations:

Chapel Road, Sale

Conway Road, Sale Moor

Delamere Centre, Stretford

Meadway Health Centre, Sale West

Partington Heealth Centre

Limelight, Old Trafford

Timperley Health Centre

Woodsend Clinic, Flixton

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

All clinics have wheelchair access and staff are trained to assess patients with special needs. Children at Delamere and Pictor schools are seen in school. The service has an Equality and Diversity policy in the PCT and can arrange translators if needed.

Last updated date:
30 April 2020

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