Orthoptic Outpatient Clinic | Fondazione Santa Lucia
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Orthoptic Outpatient Clinic

What is Orthoptics?

Orthoptics is the branch of Ophthalmology that deals with the muscle deficit and sensory innervation affecting the eye, and their rehabilitation. In particular, orthotic exams are designed to identify anomalies of binocular vision, such as strabismus or amblyopia in children, and diplopia secondary to diseases that affect the central nervous system in adulthood. The Orthoptist integrates with the Ophthalmology profession by performing diagnostic techniques such as campimetry useful to identify perceptual alterations of diseases such as glaucoma or retinopathy and macular degeneration.

 

Clinic Services

The Orthoptic Outpatient Clinic performs prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of visual disturbances and carries out instrumental eye tests of visual acuity, accommodation, convergence, fusional amplitudes, and stereopsis. It handles with oculomotor disturbances such as strabismus and amblyopia. The Clinic also performs prevention treatment for diseases like asthenopia (eye fatigue syndrome) derived by display screen operation, re-educates the visually impaired patient, and deals with visual prevention in childhood.

How to Access the Services

SSN (NHS) - In agreement with the National Health Service (NHS). Due to the limitation on the performances that the Santa Lucia Foundation is authorized to provide in agreement with the Public Health Service of the Lazio Region this access method is only available to people who are exempt from the Public SSN rates (priority for the weaker segment of the population) and to people under the age of 30 (priority for the economical weaker segment of the population). In some cases, the access criteria in SSN mode may vary (eg priority to cancer patients). This access method requires your public health doctor’s authorization. You cannot choose your specialist.

SIMP - Practical solution offered by the Santa Lucia Foundation as an alternative to the National Health Service. Patient cost is basically comparable to the Public SSN rates. This method allows access to all medical services (in some cases a medical prescription may be required). You cannot choose your specialist.

Private - Access to exams with direct payment or health insurance (list of insurance agreements). You can choose your specialist.

ATTENTION: some clinical performances should be accessible only in some of the modalities listed above and not in all.

 

Booking

Booking online: Take a few minutes to complete the online form for visits and examinations, and you will be called back by our staff within 48 hours to set the date of the visit.

Telephone bookings: tel. +39 06.515011, Monday to Friday, h. 09:00 - 17:00

Headquarters: Outpatient Clinics, Via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome, Monday to Friday, h. 08:00 - 19:30; Saturday, h. 08:00 - 13:30