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[awr-thop-tiks] /ɔrˈθɒp tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
a method of exercising the eye and its muscles in order to cure strabismus or improve vision.
(functioning as sing) the science or practice of correcting defective vision, as by exercises to strengthen weak eye muscles

orthoptics or·thop·tics (ôr-thŏp’tĭks)
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
or·thop’tic adj.


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