British and Irish Orthoptic Society

The British and Irish Orthoptic Society is the professional body for Orthoptists.  Orthoptists assess, diagnoses, treats and monitors a variety of eye disorders.  An orthoptist will work autonomously and as part of the eye care team. In addition many orthoptists will work in multi professional health, educational or social care teams. Orthoptists:

  • Are the experts in how the eyes move and work together
  • Specialise in the assessment of visual function, particularly in children and those with communication difficulties
  • Are the experts in understanding why and how neurological defects affect how we see

At 100% optical we will provide orthoptic facts, handy condition specific guides, a drop in facility to have your orthoptic question answered and be able to explain about the roles of the orthoptist in all multi professional teams. 

More info on BIOS can be found here