Individual Membership (Orthoptists from non-IOA Countries only)

Orthoptists seeking Individual Membership with the International Orthoptic Association (IOA) are requested to complete this application form in full.

All questions should be answered in English.

All questions with * are required

  1. Personal Details
  2. Orthoptic Qualification (CV):
  3. Where do orthoptists practice in your country? (In hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, vision screening, independently, other):
  4. *

  5. Is the orthoptic profession officially recognised in your country?

  6. yes no

    If YES, do orthoptists enjoy the privileges of State Registration?
    If NO, how is the orthoptic profession recognized/governed in your country?

  7. Is there a national qualifying examination, which permits orthoptists to practice?

  8. yes no

    if YES

    PLEASE UPLOAD A COPY OF A TYPICAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA/DEGREE**

    If NO
    Please describe how orthoptists are selected to perform their duties:

  9. Can orthoptics be practiced in your country without passing a qualifying examination?

  10. yes no

  11. Is there more than one qualification which permits orthoptists to practice?

  12. yes no

    if YES Please state the names of the other qualifications that are acceptable:

  13. What level of education is required to study orthoptics?
  14. a) Is this equivalent to university entrance standards?
    yes
    no
    b) Is this equivalent to nursing school entrance standards?
    yes
    no
    c) Is this comparable to other allied health professions?
    yes
    no


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