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Mr Greg Richardson

BMedSci (Hons), MMedSci

Consultant Orthoptist
Specialist in Paediatric, Adult and Neuro-Orthoptics.

HCPC OR05753

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Greg studied Orthoptics at The University of Sheffield qualifying in 2008. He subsequently undertook a master’s degree in Vision and Strabismus, also at The University of Sheffield. He is a specialist in eye movement disorders, amblyopia and vision development.

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He has over 10 years of experience working in all aspects of paediatric and adult orthoptics, with a particular interest in neuro-orthoptics.

Greg has also worked as a researcher in the glaucoma research unit at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the department of visual neuroscience at University College London, where he investigated the quality of life in patients with vision loss.

Greg was one of the first Orthoptists in the world to undertake a further qualification in medical exemptions, allowing him to use supply medication for investigation and management of conditions within his scope of practice.

Greg’s current NHS practice is as Head Orthoptist at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor.

Children’s visual development

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

Strabismus (squint)

Diplopia (double vision)

Eye movement abnormalities

Visual field analysis

Initial or Follow up: £125

International Initial or follow up: £125

Visual Fields: £125

Greg sees patients as a fee assured consultant with all the private medical insurance companies.

Vision assessment in children

Eye motility assessment in children and adults

Pre and post-operative strabismus (squint) assessment

Binocular vision assessment

Amblyopia (lazy eye) therapy in children

Investigation and management of diplopia (double vision)

Visual field assessment

DVLA Visual Fields orthoptist


Mr Richardson accepts orthoptic referrals from all consultant ophthalmologists, neurologists, neuro-surgeons, hospital paediatricians, community paediatricians, developmental paediatricians, community orthoptists, General Practitioners (GP) and optometrists. It is recommended that self-referrals first get a letter from their GP or a referring medical professional.


  • BMedSci (Hons) Orthoptics, University of Sheffield
  • MMedSci Vision and Strabismus, University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate qualification in Medical Exemptions, University of Sheffield
  • Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, City University of London


  • Clinical Lead for Orthoptics and Optometry, Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • Chair of the Ophthalmology Clinical Governance Committee, Royal Berkshire Hospital 2020-present
  • BIOS Southern Region Committee London Representative 2009-2013
  • Barts Health Heroes Team Award for Paediatric Ophthalmology Service 2020


  • British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
  • American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • International Orthoptic Associaton

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