[ 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.
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Words nearby orthoptics
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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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Medical definitions for orthoptics
[ ôr-thŏp′tĭks ]
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
Other words from orthopticsor•thop′tic adj.
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