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"Orthoptist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose and treat visual system disorders such as binocular vision and eye movement impairments.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Orthoptist"

1) Prepare diagnostic or treatment reports for other medical practitioners or therapists.

2) Participate in clinical research projects.

3) Interpret clinical or diagnostic test results.

4) Provide instructions to patients or family members concerning diagnoses or treatment plans.

5) Refer patients to ophthalmic surgeons or other physicians.

6) Assist ophthalmologists in diagnostic ophthalmic procedures such as ultrasonography, fundus photography, and tonometry.

7) Provide non-surgical interventions, including corrective lenses, patches, drops, fusion exercises, or stereograms, to treat conditions such as strabismus, heterophoria, and convergence insufficiency.

8) Develop non-surgical treatment plans for patients with conditions such as strabismus, nystagmus, and other visual disorders.

9) Perform diagnostic tests or measurements such as motor testing, visual acuity testing, lensometry, retinoscopy, and color vision testing.

 

 

11) Evaluate, diagnose, or treat disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision or abnormal eye movements.

12) Develop or use special test and communication techniques to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of children or disabled patients.


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13) Collaborate with ophthalmologists, optometrists, or other specialists in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases.

14) Present or publish scientific papers.

15) Perform vision screening of children in schools or community health centers.

16) Provide training related to clinical methods or orthoptics to students, resident physicians, or other health professionals.

Job Description for "Orthoptist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-1199.05