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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

20.June.2020 All day


The winners of the WOD Photo Contest 2020

| Events

Congratulations to the winners of the IOA’s World Orthoptic Day 2020 Photography Contest!  First place was awarded to Heena Patel (British and Irish...

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Vision screening in the USA

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Hi my name is Wanda Lynn Ottar Pfeifer, for the past 28 years I have been involved in vision screening.  It all started when I moved to Iowa in 1992...

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IOA congress postponed due to COVID-19

| Congress


Dear member of the International Orthoptic Association,

In the wake the World Health Organization's recent decision to declare COVID-19 a global...

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