M-9, r. 8 - Regulation respecting the professional activities which may be performed by an orthoptist

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4. An orthoptist may perform, under the conditions provided in this Regulation, the following professional activities:
(1)  observing and describing the general aspect of the eyes and accessory parts in relation to strabismus;
(2)  evaluating visual acuity and type of fixation including ophthalmoscopic method;
(3)  neutralizing prescription glasses;
(4)  evaluating oculomotor balance and binocular vision by:
(a)  examination by cover test;
(b)  evaluating oculomotor balance, ductions, versions and vergences;
(c)  evaluating accommodative convergence relations on accommodation;
(d)  making pre- and post-operative evaluations of ocular motility and the condition of binocular vision;
(e)  evaluating stereoscopic vision;
(f)  evaluating diplopia;
(g)  using prisms or additional removable lenses;
(h)  observing and describing ocular torticolis;
(i)  evaluating neutralization;
(j)  evaluating retinal correspondence;
(k)  looking for basic deviation;
(5)  performing Hess test and its derivatives;
(6)  evaluating visual field;
(7)  treating amblyopia through:
(a)  occlusion;
(b)  penalization;
(c)  active or passive methods to overcome amblyopia;
(d)  home exercise program;
(8)  treating the sensory element through:
(a)  home exercise program;
(b)  proven methods according to medical science data aimed at:
i.  improving accomodative convergence;
ii.  increasing vergence amplitude;
iii.  eliminating pathological neutralization through occlusion of any other active exercise;
(9)  applying drops or ointments for therapeutic purposes;
(10)  instilling drops for diagnostic tests;
(11)  performing electrooculography and electronystagmography;
(12)  performing biometrics and doing calculations for intraocular lenses;
(13)  performing ocular photography;
(14)  performing refraction;
(15)  testing visual aids and ensuring follow-up for rehabilitation of low vision.
O.C. 773-2004, s. 4.