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Who We Need?

The IOA recruits qualified orthoptists to volunteer in projects in developing countries. All our volunteers bring professional abilities, practical experience, as well as a commitment to and concern for the patients they help.

Our volunteers

  • triage patients for pathology and refer for care
  • provide direct patient care and clinical supervision
  • coordinate eye care in hospitals and clinics
  • coordinate vision screening programs
  • train community health care workers, local allied health and ophthalmology personnel
  • support orthoptic program development

Role Requirements 

  • full and current registration/certification
  • minimum two years relevant post-qualification work experience
  • available to volunteer for a minimum of two weeks
  • experience assessing and providing orthoptic management for adult and pediatric patients

Desirable Experience and Other Skills 

  • experience educating, training and managing others
  • relevant experience in ophthalmic examination techniques
  • qualification and experience in expanded orthoptic practice
  • knowledge of other languages
  • strong teamwork skills
  • flexibility and openness to working in different countries
  • relevant travel or work experience in a developing country