Mrs Julie Barbour
D.B.O.A., Ass Dip Sc Orthoptics
Julie completed her Orthoptic training at the Lincoln Institute, School of Health Sciences, Melbourne; Victoria.

Her special interests include strabismus (turned eye), binocular vision and eye movement disorders in both adults and children. Julie consults privately at various Ophthalmologists' rooms in Northern Tasmania. She also works in the public sector at the Launceston General Hospital Orthoptic Clinic and on the North West Coast.

Julie has participated in research in the Strabismus Inheritance Study of Tasmania (SIST) and the Glaucoma Inheritance Study of Tasmania (GIST) , The Twin Eye Study, Queensland Twin Mole Study and the Norfolk island Eye Study.

Julie has been an active Tasmanian representative on the Council of Orthoptics Australia (OA) and held the positions of President and Treasurer of Orthoptics Australia. She is currently a Board Member of the Australian Orthoptic Board (AOB).

Julie was born in Durban, South Africa and was educated on the North West Coast of Tasmania and is married with two children.

What is an Orthoptist?

Orthoptists are university trained, allied health care practitioners who specialise in disorders of eye movements and diagnostic procedures related to disorders of the eye and visual system.

Orthoptic treatment of certain conditions can relieve visual symptoms and enhance visual performance.

Orthoptists work in many areas including neonatal care, paediatrics, rehabilitation, geriatrics, neurological impairment, community services and ophthalmic technology. They provide part of the ophthalmic assessment for a variety of disorders.


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