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.

 

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News

The first orthoptic training program has started in Porthrcourt, Nigeria on WORLD ORTHOPTIC DAY!
What a wonderful way for our profession to be celebrated! 

The IOA is proud to announce the new President Mr. Jan Roelof (JR) Polling!
The IOA Council of Management welcomes JR and is looking forward working together with him for all IOA members worldwide! We wish him much success!
Please join in welcoming JR Polling to his new challenging assignment!

2018 Photo Contest! Congratulations to Ciara Zara, Italy, Rafaela Schelle, U.K. and Allanah Cramer, Australia! This years winners of the IOA photo contest!

See the prize winning photos under www.internationalorthoptics.org/members/worldorthopticday

Sad News!

With great sadness the IOA announces the death of Attie van Paassen, one of the first Orthoptists in The Netherlands. 
Her great contributions to the world of orthoptics will be well remembered. Our thoughts are with her family and with the members of the Dutch Orthoptic Association (NVvO). 

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2 Swiss orthoptists visited the IOA Exchange Program host site in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and sent us their wonderful report about their experiences! Visit Services/Exchange and Volunteer Program, Switzerland ↔ U.S.A. and enjoy their lovely report and pictures as well as for more information on this program. 

Recent News

The first orthoptic training program has started in Porthrcourt, Nigeria on WORLD ORTHOPTIC DAY!
What a wonderful way for our profession to be celebrated! 

The IOA is proud to announce the new President Mr. Jan Roelof (JR) Polling!
The IOA Council of Management welcomes JR and is looking forward working together with him for all IOA members worldwide! We wish him much success!
Please join in welcoming JR Polling to his new challenging assignment!

2018 Photo Contest! Congratulations to Ciara Zara, Italy, Rafaela Schelle, U.K. and Allanah Cramer, Australia! This years winners of the IOA photo contest!

See the prize winning photos under www.internationalorthoptics.org/members/worldorthopticday

Sad News!

With great sadness the IOA announces the death of Attie van Paassen, one of the first Orthoptists in The Netherlands. 
Her great contributions to the world of orthoptics will be well remembered. Our thoughts are with her family and with the members of the Dutch Orthoptic Association (NVvO). 

read more

2 Swiss orthoptists visited the IOA Exchange Program host site in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and sent us their wonderful report about their experiences! Visit Services/Exchange and Volunteer Program, Switzerland ↔ U.S.A. and enjoy their lovely report and pictures as well as for more information on this program. 

IOA Member Countries

Full Member Countries
Associate Member Countries
Individual Member from Non-IOA Countries

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