Historical Overview

The history and milestones of Orthoptics Australia.

Orthoptics Australia (previously the Orthoptic Association of Australia) was formed in September 1944 as a professional association primarily aimed at providing its members with up-to-date education and resources, and upholding the professional practice standards of orthoptists.

Orthoptics Australia became the 3rd orthoptic association to be inaugurated world-wide, after the UK and USA.

In 1967, the International Orthoptic Association was established, with Orthoptics Australia named as a founding nation member.

In 1986, Orthoptics Australia was incorporated under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 1984.