Welcome to

the Scandinavian Orthoptic Association - SOA  

SOA is an umbrella organisation for the three Scandinavian orthoptic societies: 

The Danish Orthoptic Society - Dansk Medicinsk Ortoptisk Forening (DMOF)

The Norwegian Orthoptic Society - Norske Ortoptisters Forening (NOF)

The Swedish Orthoptic Society - Sveriges Ideella Ortoptistförening (SIOF)

Finland and Iceland are observing members.

SOA is a member of IOA – the International Orthoptic Association   

The three societies each have a representative in OCE - Orthoptistes de la Communauté Européenne 

Working prospects in Scandinavia are looking very positive over the next 10 years; if you are interested in work please contact the respective country’s society. 

In Scandinavia, orthoptists are educated in Sweden at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The length of the training depends on previous medical training. There are many orthoptists working in Scandinavia who have been educated in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Australia.

Orthoptic training in Europe is a 3 to 4 year university education depending on the country. For more information please look at the IOA link. It may be possible to apply for a grant or a loan but you will need to contact your local authority.

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