About The Irish Association of Orthoptists

The Irish Association of Orthoptists (IAO) is the professional body for orthoptists in Ireland providing support, guidance, and educational resources for our members whilst providing information and education for our patients and service users.  We strive to promote the profession for the benefit of patients and orthoptists and represent members at a national level.

The regulatory body for orthoptists is CORU, and registration with CORU is imminent.  Many of us are members of The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)

There are currently 50 Orthoptists working in Ireland, most of whom are working in the public service for the HSE.  Orthoptists are primarily employed in acute hospitals or in the community, and some work in the private sector.

Meet the IAO Committee: