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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

12.December.2021 02:00 - Open End


ESA-ISA Autumn Webinars 2021 - third webinar

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Sunday December 12th at 2.00pm - 3.30pm GMT.

Registration is now open for the third webinar.

Free registration



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Project “Orthoptic and Children’s vision” - Brazil


The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) determined the first Monday in June as the “World Orthoptic Day”. The date is celebrated festively with...

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Virtual IOA Congress 2022

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After careful consideration, the IOA has decided that, due to the persistent worldwide impact and remaining uncertainty around the COVID-19 crisis,...

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