On 3 June every year, IOA World Orthoptic Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the orthoptic profession and to promote the activities of orthoptists locally, nationally, and internationally.

This year as always BIOS will take this opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable work being done by Orthoptists.

  • This year sees the launch of our long-awaited #MyEyesMyOrthoptist campaign, aiming to promote a greater awareness of the vital role of Orthoptists.
  • The IOA will be running their much loved annual orthoptic-selfie competition.
  • We will be releasing a new educational video on amblyopia and the importance of vision screening.
  • We will also be active on social media throughout the week. Please do follow us on Twitter and Facebook and let us know what you’re doing this World Orthoptic Day.

Most of all, get involved and make sure you’re telling people about orthoptics!

Interested in getting involved?

  • Find out about our My Eyes My Orthoptist Campaign, launching on World Orthoptic Day

  • Read more about our policy and campaigns work here.

  • Please note that unfortunately the world record attempt in Liverpool on 3 June has had to be postponed until next year. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) is the global voice of the orthoptic profession, which internationally is made up of 15 member national professional organisations and 6 associate member organisations. Find out more on their website.