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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

21.April.2020 All day

PedLowNoc Springmeeting 2020

Location: Brussels, Belgium


22.April.2020 - 26.April.2020 All day


A Word of Support

A word of support for all orthoptists worldwide fighting professional an personal struggles with the current COVID-19 crisis. #orthopticsworldwide #co...

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Teaching mission Nigeria

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Port Harcourt University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, October 6 –13, 2018 

Last year during the WSPOS congress in Hyderabad, I met dr Adedayo Adio a...

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IOA congress 2020 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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