One of our very experienced orthoptists Ana was invited to speak to final year orthoptic students at the University of Technology’s clinicians evening that was held on Wednesday 7th November at the Discipline of Orthoptics.
Ana has been a hard working orthoptist for 35 years. She graduated in 1983 and commenced work as an ophthalmic assistant in an oculoplastic practice. Later, Ana worked for a year in the public system at the Prince of Wales Hospital and then chose to return back to private practice when she joined FOCUS Eye Centre – and we’ve been lucky enough to have her working with us ever since! She has worked in dual roles as a surgical scrub, ophthalmic technician and orthoptist since 1989.
Ana has also had a short stint at the University of Sydney tutoring and teaching for 4 years from 2008 to 2011.
An opportunity arose and Ana also took part in a medical team of volunteers that went to Samoa, testing vision and screening for eye disease in many villages over a number of weeks.
Her current role at FOCUS Eye Centre is that of Clinical Coordinator where she manages a team of 5 ophthalmologists, 3 ophthalmic nurses and 8 orthoptists.