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Associate Membership

Open to National Orthoptic Associations who meet the following criteria:

  • have been in existence for a minimum of three (3) years
  • have no nationally recognised training school


  • have a training programme that is considered to be below the acceptable established standard recognised by the IOA for full membership


  • who fulfil the criteria for full membership but are unable to meet the financial obligations and special attendance duties of full membership

Associate member countries hold no voting privileges on the IOA council. They are required to nominate one of their members as a liaison with the council, this member may attend council meetings as an observer. The observer is permitted to speak to agenda topics; members of the associate member country have the right to vote at the AGM.

All members of their National Orthoptic Association will have access to the “members only” section of the IOA website.

All members of their National Orthoptic Association will receive a reduced registration fee (orthoptist IOA member fee) at the IOA congresses.

All members of  their National Orthoptic Association will receive a reduced subscription fee ($100 US) for the journals of “Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility” (JBVOM) and “Strabismus”.

Application form for Associate Membership

Basic Information
All questions with * are required
IOA Correspondant
Categories of membership
Objectives of your association
Please provide your associations mailing and web address
Constitiution of association
Nomination and elections of association officers
Annual meetings
Office Terms
Work in your Country
Organisation representing orthoptists in your country
Profession recognition
Qualifying examination
Qualification to excercise
Orthoptics education program
Level of Education / Only for Full-Membership Application
Level of Education Page 2
IOA Council
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