Orthoptic Service

The Orthoptic Service is an integral part of the pediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility team. The Orthoptist provides a full range of diagnostic services to the referring physician.

The focus of Orthoptics is to thoroughly evaluate a patient’s binocular status.  This is accomplished with specialized Orthoptics -- Shelley Klein COtesting to determine any underlying disorder of the visual, motor and sensory systems of the eye. This service is provided for children, as well as adults with strabismus.

Orthoptic services available include:

  • Complex strabismus evaluation
  • Pre-operative evaluation
  • Pre-operative prism adaptation test
  • Complex double vision evaluation and treatment with prisms
  • Amblyopia treatment
  • Convergence insufficiency exercises
  • Intermittent Exotropia exercises


Links for this section:

Pediatric Ophthalmology
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About Amblyopia

About Strabismus

Pediatric Optometry

Orthoptic Service

About Your Eye Care Visit


The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) is committed to the highest quality medical and surgical eye care worldwide for children and for adults with strabismus.  Its Web site is a resource for terminology and frequently-asked questions. Here are some specific links:

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