orthoptics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
or·​thop·​tics | \ -tiks How to pronounce orthoptics (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthoptics

: the treatment or the art of treating defective visual habits, defects of binocular vision, and muscle imbalance (as strabismus) by reeducation of visual habits, exercise, and visual training

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“Orthoptics.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orthoptics. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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