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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. a method of exercising the eye and its muscles in order to cure strabismus or improve vision.
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Origin of orthoptics

see origin at orthoptic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for orthoptics


  1. (functioning as singular) the science or practice of correcting defective vision, as by exercises to strengthen weak eye muscles
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orthoptics in Medicine


  1. The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
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