orthoptics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun (used with a sing. verb)
The evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of visual disorders caused by imbalance of the eye muscles, such as strabismus.
- or·thopˈtic adjective
- or·thopˈtist noun
orthoptics - Medical Definition
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
- orthoptic adjective