An orthoptist is an optician with special extra training who treats eye conditions - an optician's work being to diagnose and prescribe glasses/contact lenses. Orthoptists treat disorders of vision, eye movements, and eye alignment. Problems can occur for dyslexic and dyspraxic children with their dominant eye -- for instance, if they are completely right handed, but their left eye is dominant. The eye's focus is not fully mature before the age of 7, but those children who develop a dominant eye may do so between the ages of 5 and 9 years. Not everyone develops a dominant eye.
topics - Dyslexia - Dyspraxia
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