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Orthoptics involves the correction of visual disturbance or impairment, such as those associated with strabismus or crossed eye, using various types of special lenses as well as exercises.
An Orthoptist is a person who specializes in the study of the eye muscles. The Orthoptist participates in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of patients with decreased vision and misaligned eyes.
There are three clinical Orthoptists within the department, who also conduct their own research.