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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.

 

IOA Member Countries - The World Map of the IOA

 

Full-Member Countries

 

Associates Member Countries

 

Individual Member from Non-IOA Countries

Germany - BOD


 
Name of President: Daniela Lemm
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Dagmar Verlohr
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:" https://www.orthoptik.de "

Australia - Orthoptics Australia


 
Name of President: Marion Rivers
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Sue Silveira
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.orthoptics.org.au

Austria - Orthoptics Australia


 
Name of President: Elisabeth Schandl
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ulrike Weissenboeck
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website: http://www.orthoptik.at

Belgium - Belgische Orthoptische Vereniging v.z.w. Association Belge d´Orthoptie a.s.b.l.


 
Name of President: Hilde Janssens
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Daisy Godts
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.orthoptie.be

Canada - The Canadian Orthoptic Society / La Société Canadienne d'Orthoptique


 
Name of President: Meggie Caldwell
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Carole Panton
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.tcos.ca

France - Association Francaise d´Orthoptique


 
Name of President: Francoise Dorey
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Michéle Marsot
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.association-orthoptique.fr

Italy - Associazione Italiana Ortottisti Assistenti in Oftalmologia (AIOrAO)


 
Name of President: Dilva Drago
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Daniela Fiore
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.aiorao.it

Japan - Japanese Association of Certified Orthoptists (JACO)


 
Name of President: Miki Nagumo
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Chikako Arai
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.jaco.or.jp

Morocco - Société Marocaine d'Orthoptie (SMOR)


 
Name of President: Mariam Benrouijel
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Mariam Benrouijel
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:https://www.facebook.com/smorthoptie/

Portugal - Associacao Portuguesa de Ortoptistas


 
Name of President: Aldina Susana Aragones da Conceicao Pires Reis
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Isabel Reich D‘Almeida
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.apor.com.pt

Scandinavia - Scandinavian Orthoptic Association


 
Name of President: Lena Sucksdorff-Herbring
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Sayeh Larsen
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website: http://www.scandinavianorthoptist.org

Switzerland - Swiss Orthoptics


 
Name of President: Veronique Glauser
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Nicole Hoeckele
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website: http://www.orthoptics.ch

Netherlands - Nederlandse Vereniging van Orthoptisten (NVvO)


 
Name of President: S.J.G.(Sonja) Vrugt-Trienekens
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ingrid van Wijnen-Seegeren
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.orthoptie.nl

Tunisia - Association Tunisienne d'Orthoptie


 
Name of President: Ons Lahouimel
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ons Lahouimel
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website: http://www.orthoptie-tunisie.com

UK - British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)


 
Name of President: Veronica Greenwood
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: David Newsham
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website: http://www.orthoptics.org.uk

USA - American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO)


 
Name of President: Shelley Klein
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Kyle Arnoldi
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.orthoptics.org

ASIAN-PACIFIC - Asian Pacific Orthoptic Association


 
Name of President: Kailin Karen Zhang
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Joanna Saigal
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:asiapacific@internationalorthoptics.org

Brazil - Conselho Brasileiro de Ortoptica


 
Name of President: Andrea Pulchinelli Ferrari
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Celina Tamaki
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.cbort.com.br

Czech_Republic - Czech Orthoptic Association (CSO)


 
Name of President: Zuzana Štěrbová
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Zuzana Štěrbová
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.ortoptika.cz

Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Orthoptists Association


 
Name of President: Bonnie Lo
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Frenchy Chiu
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.fmshk.com.hk/hkoa

Israel - Israel Orthoptic Society


 
Name of President: Guy Barnett Itzhaki
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ofer Ancri
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link

NewZealand -


 
Name of President: Nia Stonex
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Miriam LANGESLAG-SMITH
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link
Website:http://www.nzosi.com

Pakistan - Orthoptic wing of Society of Optometrists, Orthoptists & Ophthalmic Technologist Pakistan (SOOP)


 
Name of President: Patron in Chief: Prof. Dr. Asad Aslam Khan
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ayesha Sarfraz
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link

SouthAfrica - South African Orthoptic Society

Name of President: Moira Pewsey
Presidents Email Address: link
IOA Representative Name: Ann Chadwick
IOA Representatives Email-Address:link

Philippines - Philippines

Number of individual Members: 1

Malaysia - Malaysia

Number of individual Members: 1

Sri-Lanka - Sri Lanka

Number of individual Members: 2

Brunei - Brunei Darussalam

Number of individual Members: 1

Poland - Poland

Number of individual Members: 3

Nigeria - Nigeria

Number of individual Members: 1

Qatar - Qatar

Number of individual Members: 1

Israel - Israel

Number of individual Members: 1

Egypt - Egypt

Number of individual Members: 1

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