Orthoptics is a department in Head and Neck Services within the Surgical Services Division. 

We are situated in the main outpatients on B Floor, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.  We also have an orthoptic department in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital and the Andover War Memorial Hospital. 

The Team

Jill Shorrocks Head Orthoptist
Rimona Lubbe Senior Orthoptist
Imran Khan Orthoptist and departmental clinical tutor
Kathryn Osborne Orthoptist
Hedydd Dyer Orthoptist

Working closely with the opthalmic consultants we provide a hospital service for a wide range of patients of all ages such as: 

Children with: 

  • Squints
  • Lazy eyes (Amblyopia)
  • Abnormal eye movements

Adults with: 

  • Diplopia (double vision) and blurred vision which can be caused by a wide range of conditions affecting the eyes including diabetes, stroke and thyroid eye disease. 

Patients may be treated with glasses, prisms, patches or exercises. Some patients may also need surgery.  

We provide a secondary screening service for babies and children referred by school nurses, health visitors, GP's and other health professionals with concerns about squint, eye movement disorders and visual problems.