Blenheim Orthoptist

Blenheim House Child Development visual screening clinics.

Blenheim House Child Development Centre is an assessment centre within Whitegate Drive Health Centre for children with special needs or disabilities. It offers assessment, diagnostic services, intervention and support to families. Referrals are made from health care professionals for preschool children. The centre covers Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

As part of the diagnostic service, the Orthoptic department works as part of the multidisciplinary team and assesses the visual function of the children attending there at the request of the Blenheim team. Once the assessment is done, appropriate direct referral to the ophthalmic team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital can be made if required.

The multidisciplinary team have access to the Orthoptic reports and can relate the outcomes of the visual function tests to their own assessment when needed.