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What is an orthoptist?

Aug 20, 2016 3:08 PM

Hello everyone. Does anyone on here know what an orthoptist is? I have one, her name is Sandy. But, I don't really understand what she does or, why I have to see her.

Aug 20, 2016 9:55 PM

PLEASE. Can anyone explain to me about an orthoptist?

Aug 20, 2016 10:16 PM

Hope this is helpful ๐Ÿ˜Š

Aug 21, 2016 2:57 AM

Hello โš˜sweetie ๐Ÿค—
"Eyeballs!" ๐Ÿ”
I have been diagnosed with ๐Ÿชataxic nystagmus (attack of the 'shaky eyeballs') & ๐Ÿซataxic blethrospasm (attack of the 'blinky eyelids')... ๐Ÿด
and i have had 3 lots of dx of Optic Neuritis (ON) one of which gave me ๐Ÿ˜ฒ2 months of complete double vision! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I had to go on damn ๐Ÿ˜ฅsteroids to bring the ON under control ๐Ÿค—

Are u ok?๐Ÿค— We must all look after our eyes... ๐Ÿ˜‰u only get one set...๐Ÿซ but cos im a chronic pain person...๐Ÿช i tend to overlook my eyes๐Ÿ˜ฒ because there is so much more worse than my vision... ๐Ÿ‘…i tend to fob it ๐Ÿดoff as nothing... not ideal i know! ๐Ÿค—โš˜

Aug 21, 2016 4:35 AM

Welcome to the community family Lila24! Have you ever seen an optician or opthalmologist; both examine and treat eye conditions? Do you have problems seeing clearly, or other eye symptoms? Eye issues can cause headaches from straining & squinting to see.

Like Lulabel I have the nystagmus, and I wear tri-focal lenses now because I can't see up close or far away without glasses. At arms length I can see clearly. But I developed Sjogrens in 2015, which causes dry & irritated eyes, among other body wide issues. It's very important to see my eye doc every 6 months now.

Hugs love & prayers whatever is going on will be easily helped! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

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