Welcome to the British and Irish Orthoptic Society
Announcing the new Associate category of membership, for those who work alongside and under the direction of orthoptists, but who are not qualified orthoptists themselves.
An orthoptist & not in BIOS?
The more of us who stand together to share knowledge and promote the profession, the stronger we will be. Visit our Why Join BIOS? section for full details of membership benefits and how to join our vibrant online community, branch network, and special interest groups.
BIOS and Orthoptics
Orthoptics is a small profession (fewer than 2,000 members in the British Isles), regulated in the UK by the Health & Care Professions Council. Its all-graduate workforce is fed by three universities: Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow Caledonian. BIOS is a professional body and (in the UK) a trade union, representing members at national and local levels. Learn more about BIOS in our About BIOS section.
Thinking of becoming an orthoptist?
Want to become part of this small but essential profession? Visit Careers in Orthoptics section.
Seeing an orthoptist?
Need more information on conditions of the eye and how orthoptists may be able to help you? Information for Patients