Orthoptists Help
Detect and Manage Amblyopia
Orthoptists Help
Detect and Manage Strabismus
Orthoptists Help
Detect and Manage Diplopia
Orthoptists Help
Measure and Improve Binocular
Vision Disorders
Orthoptists Help
Administer Orthoptic Exercises
A Specialized Health Care
Profession in Ophthalmology

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.


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.

AACO/AAO National Meeting

Attend the 2017 AACO/AAO National Meeting in New Orleans, LA from November 11th-14th. More details to come!

How To Become An Orthoptist

Learn how to become an orthoptist, Orthoptics is a specialized profession that is both intellectually challenging and rewarding.

Eye Terms and Conditions

What is “ACCOMMODATIVE ESOTROPIA”? for this definition and many more Eye Terms and Conditions.

Check out the new American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) PRISM NEWSLETTER!