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What we do

Mission Statement

"As the Orthoptic team we aspire to provide our patients with compassionate and individualised care by diagnosing and managing disorders of binocular vision effectively and using evidence based practice. We strive to create a pleasant, respectful and supportive environment for our patients and colleagues."

Orthoptics is one of the Allied Health Professions, with orthoptists acting as key members of the eye care team.
We investigate, diagnose and treat disorders of binocular single vision (e.g. squints) and problems concerning reduced vision in younger children. This can be due to amblyopia (lazy eye) and/or the need for glasses.
Orthoptists also assess abnormal eye movements. Patients with eye movement problems may complain of seeing diplopia (double vision).
Our work involves seeing patients of all ages from infants to the elderly and may include treating patients with prisms, glasses, eye exercises or patches.

Services we Offer

  • General Orthoptic Clinics at Bradford Royal Infirmary, Skipton General Hospital and Airedale General Hospital
  • School Eye Screening Service within Bradford and Keighley
  • Special School Vision Assessments
  • Low Vision Service
  • Visual Fields Service
  • Stable Glaucoma Monitoring Clinics
  • Vision Assessment Service for Adults with Learning Difficulties
  • Community Orthoptic Clinic at Horton Park Health Centre

The team

Staff Members

Stephanie Mindham - Acting Head Orthoptist & Lead Orthoptist Acute Unit/Glaucoma & Visual Fields

Louise Outhwaite - Deputy Head Orthoptist

Caroline Rawse - Highly Specialist Orthoptist for Adults with Learning Difficulties

Kathryn Barton - Specialist Orthoptist (glaucoma)

Jenny Cheung-Crossley - Specialist Orthoptist (low vision)

Deborah Steel - Highly Specialist Orthoptist - Low Vision Team Leader

Shegufta Farooq - Research Orthoptist

Sarah Spain - Specialist Orthoptist

Aisha Sultana - Orthoptist

Suniya Raouf - Orthoptist

Zara Sadhaf - Orthoptist

Sidra Amjad - Orthoptist

Janet Barber - Clerk/Typist

Natalie Farrar -Admin Clerk

Contact us


EYE and ENT Outpatients,

Orthoptic Department,

Bradford Royal Infirmary,

Duckworth Lane,



Contact Numbers

Appointments Line “ 01274 274 274

Orthoptic Department “ 01274 364175

Clinic Hours

Mon, Tue, Thur - 9am - 5pm

Wednesday, Friday - 8:30am - 4.30pm