The Paediatric Orthoptic Award was established to commemorate the work and commitment to paediatric orthoptics of three orthoptists from Western Australia: Bev Balfour; Megan Lewis; and Alison Terrill. It is awarded to the best paediatric paper presented at the OA Annual Scientific Conference.
The 2019 recipient was Navdeep Kaur for her paper entitled “Orthoptist-led Neurofibromatosis Type 1 clinic at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne: A strategy for impact”.
Orthoptics Australia (OA) is a national organisation representing members in all states of Australia, as well as members from other countries, including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. OA strives to promote and advance the discipline of orthoptics in public hospitals and ophthalmology practices, and to actively seek and implement career and work benefits and opportunities for its members.