A bachelor degree in vision science or another related field is needed to work as an Orthoptist. Some Orthoptists complete postgraduate studies.
While registration with the Australian Orthoptic Board (AOB) is not compulsory to practice, Orthoptists are required to register with the AOB according to legislation regarding the practice of refraction, prescribing of optical lenses and ultrasonography. This also applies to legislation regarding the administration of drugs and poisons.
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