Welcome to the new-look website.

Such a major change takes many, many small changes to the website: so if you find any dead links, please forgive us - and make sure to let us know!

Final call for papers for Rotterdam 2016

Submission of abstracts for the 2016 IOC closes on 1 December.

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For Patients

Please visit our new microsite aimed at patients and carers. It contains information about common eye problems and links to helpful organisations.

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fOR commissioners

Understanding the importance of orthoptists in the eye healthcare mix is essential to effective commissioning and planning of healthcare services.

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OUr chair

Rowena McNamara   Rowena McNamara, Chair of BIOS, practises in London as Head Orthoptist at the Western Eye Hospital and an Advanced Orthoptist at Hillingdon Hospital.

if you are an orthoptist...


  Defend & develop orthoptics - and your own job

  Pay monthly by Direct Debit - automatic renewal

  Workplace support from BOS Trade Union

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2016 IOA Congress

IOA Congress Rotterdam

In 2016 the IOA holds the XIIIth International Orthoptic Congress in Rotterdam. BIOS's Dr Anna Horwood will be the 2016 Burian Lecturer.

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Upcoming events


British and Irish Orthoptic Society

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