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Orthoptists work with patients who have visual disorders, such as binocular vision or abnormal eye movements. They diagnose problems using techniques such as motor testing, visual acuity testing, lensometry, retinoscopy, and color vision testing. They may refer patients to surgeons if necessary.


Typical Work Tasks

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Typical Working Conditions


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