World Orthoptic Day2021-06-11T08:13:23+01:00

World Orthoptic Day falls on the first Monday of each June and is a day when orthoptists globally promote their profession and cerebrate the fantastic work they do.

It is organised by the International Orthoptic Association (IOA), made up of 15 member national professional organisations and 6 associate member organisations.

World Orthoptic Day 2021

Largely online, due to the COVID pandemic, much of the focus was around the IOA’s two competitions, the annual orthoptic selfie competition and the new orthoptic Tetris challenge, designed to get orthoptists around the world talking about what they do and raising awareness.

Both were hugely successful and saw orthoptic professionals from all over the world sharing information and raising awareness of orthoptics.

There’s a summary of some of the social media highlights of 2021 here.

Countdown to World Orthoptic Day 2022:


If you are interested in finding out more:

  • Find out more about Orthoptists and what they do here.

  • Find out more about IOA World Orthoptic Day here.

Interested in becoming an orthoptist? Find out how on our careers pages.

Want to get involved on social media?

Much of the fun on World Orthoptic Day, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, is online. If you’re not already active on social media, there could not be a more perfect time to start! More Orthoptists on social media means more people talking about orthoptics – this can only be a good thing for the profession.

In order to support you, we’ve put together a (very) brief introduction to getting started on social media, including an overview of the main platforms, tips on getting started and guidance on keeping professional.

  • Take a look at our social media guide here
  • Download resources for sharing on social media here.

Promotional Resources

If you want any further inspiration for promoting Orthoptics on June 7th, take a look at the following:

If you have any questions or there’s any way we can help, please do get in touch by emailing