Definitions for "Orthoptics"
treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
A treatment of exercises designed to help the eye muscles work together to improve visual perception.
The eye muscle training techniques of orthoptics are included within vision therapy. Orthoptics specifically treat eye teaming skills and visual acuity and do not treat other visual dysfunctions that are addressed by vision therapy procedures. Orthoptics first became popular in Europe in the 1900s. Orthoptics are still practiced in most hospital eye departments and at many optometrist practices.