American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of visual disorders caused by imbalance of the eye muscles, such as strabismus.
- n. treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
“Clinical services available within the Division include orthoptics, aphakic contact lenses, electroretinography, visual evoked potential, ultrasonography, non-invasive functional visual testing, and complete ocular photography.”
“Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, Kulp MT, Cooper J, et al. (2005) A randomized clinical trial of vision therapy/orthoptics versus pencil pushups for the treatment of convergence insufficiency in young adults.”
“Courses for ophthalmic theatre assistants, orthoptics, contact lens, hospital management and fellowship programmes in vision therapy and ophthalmology would be offered.”
“Manager of the hospital's orthoptics department and also President of the Orthoptic Association of Australia, Associate Professor Zoran Georgievski, says it was a case of "boys will be boys".”
“Option B. Light therapy treatment is another type of therapy that can be done instead of or combined with orthoptics.”
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