After qualifying at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Sharon Brizman worked in Bradford and on her return to London, at Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road.
After having my children, I worked in a Community post. This allowed me to build good relationships with local GP’s, health visitors and school nurses and the local acute units (for example, Barnet, Edgware and Watford)…..a much more holistic approach.
She became the Head Orthoptist at Watford General Hospital, where she held this post for over 30 years. For most of these years she has been the private Orthoptist for several Ophthalmologists.
A large proportion of her patients are children: neonates with suspected oculomotor or sight problems, children with visual problems such as "squint" or "lazy eye", children with dyslexia (which is one of her areas of special interest) and special needs children.
Another large patient group are the adults, with their assorted symptoms such as double vision, blurred vision, headache, stroke, squint etc.
Orthoptic treatment can also significantly help adults with reading difficulties, and also those with problems of depth perception which can adversely affect professionals’ performance – such as sportsmen, pilots, etc.