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Orthoptists

Overview

Orthoptists test, diagnose, and treat defects in the eye. The types of defects they treat can include double vision, binocular vision, or abnormal eye movements. They work in private practices, hospitals, health care centers, and in eyecare stores that offer eye examinations. They examine patients, perform diagnostic tests, and provide treatment recommendations and instructions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported orthoptists as part of approximately 56,000 health diagnosing practitioners employed in the United States in 2016.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Department Head

Senior Orthoptist

Orthoptist

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