Scandinavian Orthoptic Association
DMOF (Dansk Medicinsk Ortoptisk Forening) is a danish society formed by Orthoptists and supporting Ophthalmologists. At present there are 20 active Orthoptic members and approximately 100 Ophthalmologists.
The Society was founded on 23rd of April 1978, and has since then, arranged annual meetings, often guested by an internationally renowned Orthoptist or a Strabologist.
The Society also aims to inform students about orthoptic training, and has since 1989 been a member of OCE.
The title is not protected in Denmark. There is no orthoptic training in Denmark, so Orthoptists in Denmark have received their training abroad. During the training Danish students receive a grant from Denmark.
An Orthoptist may work in a hospital or in an Ophthalmological practice in the primary sector. The working hours vary. Standard is 37 hrs/week. You are entitled to 6 weeks holiday per year if employed full time.
In Order to work in Denmark you can apply to an ophthalmological department, or directlys to a practicing Ophthalmologist. It is a great advantage if you can speak a Nordic language, although many Danes speak English.
The Working prospects in Denmark should be good within the next 10 years, as some of the Orthoptists employed at present will soon be reaching retirement age.
For further information : www.dmof.dk