Terra Haller, CO is one of the board-certified orthoptist working with Children’s Eye Care’s pediatric ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult patients with amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes, misaligned eyes) and diplopia (double vision). After finishing his Bachelor’s Degree at University of South Alabama, she went onto to successfully complete an Orthoptic Fellowship at the University of Michigan. In 2012, she passed her written and oral boards to become a board certified orthoptist.
Orthoptics is an ancillary field within ophthalmology pertaining to the evaluation of disorders of the visual system, with an emphasis on binocular (two-eyed) vision. Orthoptists are board-certified by the American Orthoptic Council after the successful completion of a two-year clinical orthoptic program and a previous baccalaureate degree.
The successful evaluation of children requires patience in a playful, gentle atmosphere. Orthoptists are specialists in evaluating vision of children of all ages and abilities, as well as adults with eye misalignment and double vision and are uniquely skilled in specialized diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Orthoptic Training Program, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI