orthoptist


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or·thop·tist

(ōr-thop'tist),
One skilled in orthoptics.
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orthoptist

A 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.
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orthoptist 

A person who practises orthoptics.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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