Paedriatic / Strabismus consulaton & orthoptics


Vista Alpina 

Eye Center

Bahnhofplatz 1a
3930 Visp

Phone 027 946 70 00

Fax 027 946 70 03

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Monday - Friday:

8am - 12pm

1pm - 7.30pm

(On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Fridays until 6pm)

On Saturdays:

8am - 12pm


by phone


Vista Alpina

Eye Center

Rue du Bourg 3
3960 Sierre

Phone 027 455 34 04

Fax 027 455 34 77

Send an e-mail



Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

8am - 12pm

12.30pm - 5pm

(Monday 12.45pm)


7am - 12pm

12.45pm - 7pm


8am - 12pm

12.45pm - 5.30pm

Saturday: closed


by phone


Augenzentrum Vista Alpina AG and the services provided by Augenzentrum Vista Alpina are not legally or otherwise affiliated with Vista Klinik AG, Laser Vista AG, Vista Klinik Net AG or Vista Diagnostics AG.

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Paedriatic / strabismus consultation

Careful observation by parents can greatly contribute to early detection and treatment of vision disorders in children.

When in doubt, consult your paediatrician or make an appointment with us for a special consultation.

The field of a paediatric ophthalmologist

Dr Francoise Roulez, FHM, is specialised in treating eye conditions in preschoolers, particularly:

  • detecting and treating refraction problems in children

  • detecting and treating visual impairment (amblyopia) and crossed-eyes (strabismus)

  • detecting and treating (if necessary in cooperation with other centres) congenital eye disorders in children, e.g. cataract, coloboma (a hole in the structure of the iris, lens, eye lid or choroid membrane), pigmentary retinopathy, etc.

  • Treating inflammation of the eyes in children, such as conjunctivitis, allergies, uveitis.

The field of orthoptists

Our orthoptists, Mrs. Esther Gentinetta, Mrs. Jessica Weinmann and Mrs. Anna Lötscher primarily focuses on detecting and treating

  • crossed-eyes (strabismus)

  • visual impairment (amblyopia)

  • problems with both eyes working together 

  • involuntary eye movement (nystagmus) and

dysfunctions of the eye muscles


Orthoptists treat people of any age: from four-month-old infants to the elderly. They are specialists for diagnosing and properly treating abnormal vision development (in your child). Accordingly, they predominantly work at an ophthalmologist’s office or an eye clinic and work closely with the ophthalmologist.

Family history of defective vision?

If there is a known family history of defective vision (glasses, cross-eyed), a preventive eye examination is advisable – even if you don’t notice any abnormalities. The examination is covered by your health insurance.


Importance of early detection

Early detection is particularly important for the successful treatment of visual disorders in children! After all, the sooner visual impairments are discovered and treated, the greater the chances of achieving full visual acuity and preventing permanent damage.

Further tips

For questions or additional information, please contact your paediatrician, your ophthalmologist or an orthoptist at an eye clinic with a strabismus department directly. To locate an ophthalmologists with orthoptists, visit the Swiss Orthoptics SVO website:

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