Competent authority Authority
Orthoptist (m/f)
German: Orthoptist/in

Fields of work

Orthoptists predominantly work in clinics attached to institutes of higher education which have departments specialising in pleoptics and orthoptics, at hospitals with ophthalmologic departments and at eye specialists’ practices. They also find employment opportunities at institutions for the blind and for people with visual impairment.

Professional experience

Orthoptists work in the field of ophthalmology, where they assist with the preventative care, treatment and diagnosis of sight disorders.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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