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what are the differences between optometry and orthoptics?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
A job and a process: Optometery is the name for the profession that examines eyes and prescribes glasses, contacts and identifies diseases to refer them to ophthalmologists as needed. Orthoptics is the process of eye exercise used to correct malpositions and other defects of eye motions. It is like saying what is the difference between a mechanic and an air powered wrench.
Answered on Oct 25, 2015

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