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Ortoptist (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Orthoptist (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Helsepersonelloven §48 1. ledd og forskrift 8. oktober 2008 nr. 1130 om autorisasjon, lisens og spesialistgodkjenning for helsepersonell med yrkeskvalifikasjoner fra andre EØS-land
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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:
    In order to secure the safety of patients, and in order to protect public health, it is necessary to make sure that only professionals who have the required qualifications and training are allowed to exercise the profession.
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    • Undersøke, diagnostisere og behandle skjeling, dobbeltsyn og stereopsis problemer • Hjelpe folk som opplever problemer med øyebevegelser på grunn av nevrologiske tilstander • Gjennomføre undersøkelser som en del av vurderingen av lese-og skrivevansker • Arbeid med barn, ungdom, voksne og eldre mennesker • Samarbeide med andre yrkesgrupper, blant øyeleger, optikere, syns-lærere, helsesøstre og pedagogisk-psykologisk tjeneste
    • Investigate, diagnose and treat strabismus, double vision and stereopsis problems • Help people who are experiencing problems with eye movement due to neurological conditions • Carry out investigations as part of the assessment of reading and writing difficulties • Work with children, adolescents, adults and elderly people • Collaborate with other professional groups, including ophthalmologists, opticians, vision teachers, public health nurses and educational psychology services (EN)
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