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The British and Irish Orthoptic Society response to the article concerning Vision tests for children


BIOS Response to BBC News article 22/08/2018 Orthoptists, represented by The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) are the eye care professionals recommended to lead on the delivery of vision screening. Orthoptists have specific expertise in the assessment of visual deficits in young children. All 4-5 year old children should have Orthoptic led vision screening in reception year at school. Research has demonstrated that screening at this age and in this setting is optimal to allow conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) to be detected at an age where it can be successfully treated, whilst maximising the number of children [...]

The British and Irish Orthoptic Society response to the article concerning Vision tests for children2019-02-13T09:11:53+00:00

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for Orthoptists


To prepare for the coming winter, we are inviting all members to have the seasonal flu vaccination offered by their trust. As healthcare professionals, we have a duty to protect ourselves and our patients from contracting influenza infections which may have serious consequences. In addition to vaccinating ourselves, to reduce the pressures on the NHS and help in delivering a cost-effective prevention programme, we are asking you to take an active role in advising your eligible patient groups to have the flu vaccination.  The flu vaccine is offered free to each of the following: all children aged 2-9 years old [...]

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for Orthoptists2019-07-26T09:12:15+01:00

Steering Committee Member Job Position Available


The LOOP ( Leads of Orthoptic Profession) have a vacancy for a steering committee member and we would welcome any expressions of interest from those who are interested in taking up this role. This role is open to Heads of service or anyone with a leadership role in Orthoptics. The aims of LOOP include providing advice and support to orthoptic heads, deputy heads and leads of orthoptic services. LOOP provide a forum for advice and questions and to share best practice information, often in the form of emails and surveys to members. We also aim to raise awareness of issues [...]

Steering Committee Member Job Position Available2019-01-21T14:51:25+00:00

The British and Irish Orthoptic Journal – moving forward to a bright future


The British and Irish Orthoptic Journal (BIOJ) is the official journal of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, and was first published in 1939.  Just as the role of orthoptists has evolved over time, the journal has also seen many changes over the years.  Despite the changes, one thing has remained constant – the drive to share best practice through well conducted research. We recently moved BIOJ to a new online academic publisher (White Rose University Press).  The journal is now an online-only journal, and members will no longer be receiving a paper copy.  We are an open access journal [...]

The British and Irish Orthoptic Journal – moving forward to a bright future2019-01-28T13:48:11+00:00

Sam Aitkenhead Joins the Team


Hi nice to meet you all!!! My name is Sam Aitkenhead and on 26th June at the BIOS conference AGM in sunny Brighton I started my 3 year term as your new BOSTU Advisor. I have worked for East Sussex Healthcare in Eastbourne and Hastings since qualifying in 2008. Many of you may know me as you may have passed through our department as students under my care. I have been a TU rep for several years attending staff side on a regular basis and I have also been involved in the job evaluation panel and the Policy officer group [...]

Sam Aitkenhead Joins the Team2019-01-21T14:51:08+00:00