Orthoptics is a well-established profession. Orthoptists work within the subspecialty field of ophthalmology and have been working in the United States for over 75 years. Orthoptics is an ophthalmic field pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movements. Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in diagnostic techniques.
Orthoptists as Physician Extenders
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus recognizes Orthoptists as a valuable adjunct to the practice of pediatric ophthalmology and to ophthalmologists who treat strabismus and binocular vision disorders. Orthoptists are qualified to independently evaluate and treat pediatric and adult patients with eye movement and binocular vision disorders.
WHY JOIN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ORTHOPTISTS
The AACO is a close network of orthoptists and orthoptic students across North America,
working together to promote both the profession and the individual member.