Mrs Julie Barbour

Mrs Julie Barbour

DBOA Ass Dip Sc Orthoptics

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

Julie completed her orthoptic training at the Lincoln Institute, School of Health Sciences in Melbourne, Victoria. Her special interests are children and adults with strabismus (turned eye), binocular vision and eye movement disorders. As well as working at The Eye Hospital Julie works at the Launceston General Hospital Orthoptic Clinic, and she also travels to Devonport and Burnie.

Julie participates in research in the Stabismus Inheritance Study of Tasmania (SIST) and Glaucoma Inheritance Study of Tasmania (GIST). She is a Tasmanian Representative on the Council of the Orthoptic Association of Australia (OAA), President Elect of The Orthoptic Association of Australia and a Board Member of the Orthoptic Board of Australia.

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.