Policy and Campaigns2021-01-06T16:01:26+00:00

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.


We’ve joined with other health Unions to call on the government to ensure NHS are paid properly. Get involved on the campaign website.

Independent Prescribing

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

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.


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


We respond on behalf or our members on a wide range of consultations, to ensure that we have a voice on matters of importance to the orthoptic profession.