Definition of orthoptist in US English:

orthoptist

noun

  • See orthoptics

    • ‘So ideally, for children to go through the early child health clinics, involving family doctors orthoptists, nurses, to make the screening available.’
    • ‘Amblyopia is treated by an eye specialist and an orthoptist (a specialist in childhood eye problems).’
    • ‘In the future, the government plans that a sight test should be given by an orthoptist (a specialist in vision and eye abnormalities) between the ages of 4 and 5 years.’
    • ‘As well as optics and refraction it includes anatomy, physiology, neurology, and child development, ensuring that orthoptists are particularly suited to examine vision in very young children.’
    • ‘Children in the intensive-screening group received age-appropriate visual testing and assessment by an orthoptist at eight, 12, 18, 25, 31, and 37 months of age.’

Pronunciation

orthoptist

/ôrˈTHäptəst//ɔrˈθɑptəst/