The Orthoptic visit consist of the examination of binocular vision to detect the presence of misalignment of the visual axes (e.g squints), of amblyopia (lazy eye) and Stereopsis anomaly (perception of three-dimensionality).
Orthoptists also assess abnormal eye movements, which may be caused by nerve palsy, injury to the eye or diseases affecting the muscles in the eye. Patients with eye movement problems often complain of seeing diplopia (double vision). Orthoptists may treat patients with prisms, eye exercises or patches.
This issue is especially important in children for early detection and visually impaired children strabismus and amblyopia; in adults to identify fusivi binocular problems that can create discomfort while applying specifically to study,in reading and using computers.