Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.


There are currently nine orthoptists working in the Trust. Orthoptists are allied health professionals who are trained to investigate, diagnose and treat eye movement and visual development disorders.

This includes squint (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), refractive errors (long sight, short sight and astigmatism) and double vision (diplopia).

The orthoptists work closely with the consultant ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurses and are part of a number of multi-disciplinary teams including the Child Development Team and the Stroke Rehabilitation Team.


Contact Details

  • Tel: 01243 831499 (St Richard's) or 01273 446077 (Southlands)


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