Policy and Campaigns2020-07-07T14:47:20+01:00

As the only body representing Orthoptists across the UK and Ireland, we do a huge amount of work advocating on behalf of our members on the issues that matter to them.

On these pages, you’ll find the latest updates from our policy and campaigns work and information on how to get involved.

You can read about our overall aims for the future in our Five Year Strategy.

Current work

I See The Difference

Read about how we’ve been helping to promote courses in orthoptics as the route to a rewarding career and find out how you can get involved.

Vision Screening

We are calling for an orthoptic-led national screening programme in England, so all children receive the same care, regardless of where they live.

Independent Prescribing

We are working alongside other professional bodies to call on the government to extend independent prescribing responsibilities to orthoptists and other AHPs.


Our campaign to raise awareness amongst other healthcare professionals, commissioners and policy makers about the vital role of Orthoptists.