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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

05.August.2020 - 09.August.2020 All day

28.August.2020 All day

Swiss Orthoptics Jahrestagung

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland



Winner of the Orthoptic Selfie Contest

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Congratulations to Laura Worrall from Royal Stoke University Hospital for her First Place win in the 2020 IOA World Orthoptic Day Selfie Contest! 


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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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