Orthoptics Evaluation

Orthoptics is an ophthalmic field pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on double vision, binocular vision and eye movements. Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in diagnostic and treatment techniques. Orthoptics is a versatile field with opportunities and responsibilities in a variety of clinical settings. Orthoptists may serve their communities in private ophthalmology practices. Others may work in hospital or medical university settings with involvement in patient care, academics, and clinical research. Orthoptists may serve as directors or advisors of state and local vision screening programs. Orthoptists serve patients of all ages, but because of the nature of many binocular disorders, the majority of patients are children. Adult care in the field of Orthoptics is uniquely challenging and rewarding, found in settings of neurology specific to neuro-ophthalmology and adult eye muscle disorders.