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.

News

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. 

Agneta Rydberg, Sweden, was selected as the 2018 Stephenson Honorary Fellow Awardee. The IOA congratulates her to this highly deserved award. Her award will be presented at 2018 IOA AGM scheduled to be held in the Netherlands this fall.

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This years IOA Council of Management Meeting took place in Washington D.C., U.S.A. 
Representatives of 13 countries were present together with the IOA executive officers, 
the IOA President, Karen McMain, as well as the incoming President, Jan Roelof Polling.  

Recent News

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. 

Agneta Rydberg, Sweden, was selected as the 2018 Stephenson Honorary Fellow Awardee. The IOA congratulates her to this highly deserved award. Her award will be presented at 2018 IOA AGM scheduled to be held in the Netherlands this fall.

read more

This years IOA Council of Management Meeting took place in Washington D.C., U.S.A. 
Representatives of 13 countries were present together with the IOA executive officers, 
the IOA President, Karen McMain, as well as the incoming President, Jan Roelof Polling.  

IOA Member Countries

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

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