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What Is an Orthoptist?

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August is National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month, so there’s no better time to learn about how an orthoptist, like Dao Moua at EYE-Q, can be beneficial to your child’s eye health and safety.

Every child who visits the pediatric department has their visual behavior and eye alignment assessed by an orthoptist, but what is an orthoptist? According to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, an orthoptist is an allied health professional uniquely trained to evaluate and manage childhood and adult eye movement abnormalities. EYE-Q Clovis is proud to have the only orthoptist in Fresno County.

Working alongside Dr. Derick G. Holt, EYE-Q orthoptist Dao Moua helps treat the defects of binocular vision and eye muscle misalignment for children in our community. You can learn more about Dao’s journey with EYE-Q by watching the interview below.