7.  Is vision training new?

 

Although Vision training is currently an Optometric speciality, it is actually an outgrowth of orthoptics, developed initially by physicians. As physicians became more focused on eyeglasses, medication , and surgery, the benefits of orthoptics were taught to fewer and fewer practitioners. However, optometrists in the mid 1900’s took from orthoptics and pioneered the development of vision training.

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