Welcome to the British and Irish Orthoptic Society
Want to find out about orthoptics?
An orthoptist wanting keep up to date with news, research, events and developments?
An orthoptist & not in BIOS?
The more of us who stand together to share knowledge and promote the profession, the stronger we will be. Please 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 Professions Council. Its all-graduate workforce is fed by two universities, Liverpool and Sheffield (and from 2012, Glasgow Caledonian University), supplying the needs of all four UK countries and the Republic of Ireland. BIOS members also work in many other countries.
BIOS is a professional body and (in the UK) a trade union, representing members at national and local levels. Learn more about BIOS and its aims in our About BIOS section.
Thinking of becoming an orthoptist?
Want to find out more about becoming part of this small but essential profession? Please visit our Careers in Orthoptics section.
Seeing an orthoptist?
Do you need more information on conditions of the eye and how orthoptists may be able to help you? Please visit our Information for Patients section.