Today is World Orthoptic Day

Posted by L Werner on June 03, 2013

What is World Orthoptic Day?

The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) is the global voice of the orthoptic profession which internationally is made up of 15 member national professional organisations and 6 associate member organizations. IOA World Orthoptic Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the orthoptic profession and to promote the activities of orthoptists locally, nationally, and internationally.

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. Membership continues to increase; there are 15 full-member countries and 6 countries with associate member status. The IOA is proud to have approximately 9.000 orthoptist members worldwide.

Congratulations to our very own Marilyn W. who is a certified Orthoptist with the American Orthoptic Council.