[ awr-thop-tiks ]
/ ɔrˈθɒp tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a method of exercising the eye and its muscles in order to cure strabismus or improve vision.

Origin of orthoptics

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


/ (ɔːˈθɒptɪks) /


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


[ ôr-thŏptĭks ]


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

Related forms

or•thoptic adj.
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