The Orthoptic Service at Loyola University Medical Center commonly works alongside the Oculoplastic, Neuro, and Pediatric Ophthalmologists. However, the Orthoptist can evaluate patients when they come in to see any of the Ophthalmology subspecialties.
What is an Orthoptist?
Orthoptics is a specialized field of eye care pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult patients with abnormalities of binocular vision and visual disorders of childhood. Certified Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in diagnostic techniques, clinical interpretation, and therapeutic modalities. Orthoptists commonly work with children along with pediatric ophthalmologists. Adult care in this field is typically found in settings with a neuro-ophthalmolgist or adults with complicated eye muscle disorders.
Common Conditions Addressed by Orthoptists