Orthoptics

Orthoptics at Oaks Hospital

What is orthoptics?

Orthoptics is the investigation, diagnosis, monitoring and non-surgical management of patients with disorders of their eyes and visual system.

Children and adult patients attend orthoptic appointments for symptoms relating to eye misalignment, eye movement control, and focusing problems. These can be caused by eye muscle issues or nerve defects that affect how your brain communicates with your eyes.

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