Pretty Jetwani - Highly Specialist Orthoptist. Bsc Dbo
Pretty is a highly specialist Orthoptist, working in the field of Low Vision/Visual Impairment and additional disabilities. She has over 25 years’ experience of working with a broad spectrum of people, including children with cerebral palsy and adults with traumatic brain injury and complex physical disabilities; including musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Her oldest client to date was 104.
Key areas of expertise include:
- Assessment and treatment of children and adults with low vision and additional disabilities.
- Particularly experienced in working with children and young adults with profound and complex physical and learning disabilities.
- Clinical and functional vision assessments including assessment of vision for AAC, computer, educational access.
- Working as a member of a multi-agency rehabilitation team.
- Working within community settings; including schools, hospitals, residential settings and employment services.
- Development and delivery of specialist training for families, carers, therapists and other members of the team supporting the client on all aspects of visual impairment
Pretty is an active member of the British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) and the Low Vision special interest group.
Pretty is Based in South East England and available to work nationally.
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Sciences, Open University, 1997.
- Diploma of British Orthoptics, Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, 1989.
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Membership of the British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS).
- Member of the BIOS, Low Vision special interest group.
- Member of the Vision 2020 Low Vision special interest group.
Career to Date
Orthoptist – Low Vision specialist, Rehabilitation Solutions
Specialist orthoptist working for ILS Rehab Solutions with children and adults
Highly Specialist Orthoptist, working at a residential school/college for children and young adults with complex disabilities for over 15 years.
Pretty has worked for a variety of organisations, including Guide Dogs and the Royal National Institute for the Blind. She has also worked as a volunteer for Sight 4 Africa, in Uganda and has experience of working within acute hospitals and optometric services.