Mrs Penny Warnes



Practising since: 1986



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  • Monthly, ad hoc clinics
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Penny Warnes is an Orthoptist working with Consultant Ophthalmologists assessing children with squints and reduced vision, and adults with double vision, squints and eye movement disorders. She also provides orthoptic assessments to Consultants as additional tests for medico-legal reports.

Penny has over 30 years’ experience in this field, and is currently the Lead for Neuro-Orthoptics and Complex Needs at Bristol Eye Hospital, as well as working in local community clinics. She has a special interest in children with brain-related visual impairments and is part of a team running specialist clinics at Bristol Eye Hospital. She has also covered locum work in single handed units in Jersey, the Isle of Wight and satellite clinics in Cornwall.

She has a Master’s degree from Bristol University and has been Involved in major research projects including the Avon Longitudinal study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ALSPAC) and collaborated with the neonatal team in the drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT) study.

Penny is currently running a preceptorship programme for new staff in the Orthoptic Department at Bristol Eye Hospital.

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Locations Mrs Penny Warnes works with

Related experience


  • British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Other posts held

  • Lead for Neuro-Orthoptics and Complex Needs, Bristol Eye Hospital


Mrs Penny Warnes does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mrs Penny Warnes does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mrs Penny Warnes does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.