The Boston Orthoptic Fellowship Program
What is orthoptics?
Orthoptics ("straight eyes") is the study of the ophthalmic science that pertains to vision, visual function, eye movements and binocular coordination. The American Medical Association recognizes Orthoptics as a health care profession involving the evaluation and treatment of disorders of vision, eye movements, and eye alignment in children and adults.
What is an orthoptist?
The orthoptist is a specialist who is skilled in the clinical visual assessment of both children and adult verbal and nonverbal patients. He/she performs diagnostic tests used to evaluate visual function, binocular cooperation and eye movement abnormalities, and conducts certain clinics providing treatment of vision and strabismic disorders.
Where do we work?
The orthoptist can work in a variety of settings including clinics, private offices, academic medical institutions and hospitals.