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Welcome to the International Orthoptic Association (IOA)

The aim of the IOA is to promote the science of orthoptics worldwide, to provide information and support to national bodies and individual orthoptists, and to help maintain and improve standards of education, training and orthoptic practice. The number of members and member countries continues to increase. The IOA represents national associations stemming from 22 different countries, individual orthoptic members from countries that lack national orthoptic associations and ophthalmologists who are supporters of the profession. The IOA is proud to have approximately 12,000 orthoptist members worldwide.



Upcoming International Events and Congresses for Orthoptists

07.April.2024 - 11.April.2024 All day

10.April.2024 - 12.April.2024 All day

SAoO Kongress 2024

Location: Luzern, Switzerland



49th Annual General Meeting & IOA Symposium

| Events

Dear Members of the International Orthoptic Association,

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming 49th Annual General Meeting of the IOA.


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Implementing Orthoptic Services in Albania

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Dear Colleagues,

As you know we implemented the standardized Orthoptic service in the Public Health System of Albania (the first service performed...

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Save the Date! 

| Congress

Save the Date! 

International Orthoptic Congress, Brisbane Australia June 27-29th 2025

On behalf of the IOA Local Organising Committee and...

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