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One skilled in orthoptics.
Etymology: Gk, orthos + ops, eye
a person qualified by postsecondary training and successful completion of an examination by the American Orthoptist Council who, under the supervision of an ophthalmologist, tests eye muscles and teaches exercise programs designed to correct eye coordination defects.
orthoptistA person trained in the diagnosis of inapparent squint; in the measurement of the angle of squint; in assessing the visual acuity in young children; determining the degree to which the child is able to perceive simultaneously with the two eyes (binocular vision); and diagnosing ABNORMAL RETINAL CORRESPONDENCE. Othoptists work to avoid or overcome AMBLYOPIA largely by the judicious covering for variable periods of the better-seeing eye (occlusion). They use a range of optical instruments in their work.
A person who practises orthoptics.