orthoptics

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. orthopter,
  2. orthopteran,
  3. orthopteron,
  4. orthopterous,
  5. orthoptic,
  6. orthoptist,
  7. orthopyroxene,
  8. orthorexia,
  9. orthorhombic,
  10. orthoscope

Origin of orthoptics

see origin at orthoptic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for orthoptics

orthoptics

/ (ɔːˈθɒptɪks) /

noun

(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

orthoptics

[ ôr-thŏptĭks ]

n.

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


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