Orthoptics

 
 Lauren Pendarvis, CO

Orthoptics is the ophthalmic field pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision, eye movements, and eye alignment.

Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in diagnostic techniques and undergo rigorous didactic and clinical training. They complete a twenty-four month fellowship and earn national certification through examinations administered by the American Orthoptic Council.

Orthoptists serve patients of all ages. Children make up the majority of patients due to the nature of many binocular disorders. Adult orthoptic care is most frequently provided within the subspecialty of comprehensive ophthalmology or neuro-ophthalmology. Orthoptic treatment techniques include glasses, prisms, filtering lenses, and certain types of exercises for the eyes.

For more information see http://www.orthoptics.org/.

Appointments with the DMEI orthoptics service can be made only after physician referral.


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