Orthoptist is an eye care practitioner who specialized in the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movements. Orthoptist serve patients of all ages. Orthoptist focus on the non-surgical treatment of amblyopia and strabismus (squint).
The orthoptist will perform a series of test to assess vision, focusing ability, binocular functions and eye movement:
|AGE||Eye Examination Intervals|
|Infant||Begins examination at the age of 6 months old and continue as advised.|
|2 – 6 years old||A full examination can carried out when child able to recognise figures.|
|< 40 years old||Every 2 years or as advised.|
|Above 40 years old||Yearly or as advised.|
|People who wearing glasses or contact lenses|
|People who has health problems (e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension)||6 monthly or as advised|
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