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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

25.October.2020 - 29.October.2020 All day

14.November.2020 - 17.November.2020 All day

Virtual - AAO 2020

Location: Las Vegas, Sands Expo/Venetian



Orthoptics Australia Online Weekend 14-15 November 2020

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Join us for our first OA Online Weekend, where together we will be ‘connected as far as the eye can see’! 

The event will be live online on the 14-15...

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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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IOA congress postponed due to COVID-19

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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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