Membership options

BIOS offers a range of membership options to suit all prospective members. If you are qualified to be a member of BIOS, then we want you to be a member: it's as simple as that.


The BIOS membership year runs from 1 January - 31 December, with the exception of Student membership which runs from October to September.

If you are not currently a member of BIOS, join now for 2014 and you will become a BIOS member IMMEDIATELY!

Academics & Non-taxpayers - £237

This level is for two groups: those who are are academic orthoptists; and those whose employment as orthoptists generates earnings below the UK personal tax-free allowance.  It has all the benefits of Full membership.

Full - £345

This level carries all membership and voting privileges, and is for all qualified orthoptists who do not qualify for one of the other membership levels. Full members can opt to pay in 10 monthly installments - further details available from the BIOS office.

Orthoptists in their first full year of practice are eligible for the special price of £216: if you think this may apply to you, please contact the office for more information.

Non-practising - £124

This level is for qualified orthoptists who are currently not practising in any capacity.

Associate (technicians/assistants) - £96

This level is for assistants/technicians who are accountable to and/or managed by an orthoptist.

Overseas - £165

Overseas membership is for qualified members who live and practice outside the British Isles.

Retired - £62

Retired membership is for those orthoptists who have retired and no longer practise in any capacity.


Student membership is free of charge for members of accredited university courses.  When Student members qualify as orthoptists, at no charge they are automatically upgraded to Full membership for the period between graduation and the end of that calendar year.

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If you have further questions, see the information on these pages, or call the BIOS office on +44 (0) 1353 66 55 41:

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