AACO AND AOC®️ webpages

Welcome to our Orthoptic Community

This website will connect you to the American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO), our membership organization and the American Orthoptic Council® (AOC®), the certifying body for the orthoptic profession. Find information on; the role of an orthoptist, the conditions we treat, how to become an orthoptist, current CE opportunities and much more.

  • American association of certified orthoptists


    The professional association for orthoptists in the USA. We support the profession by providing continuing education opportunities, advising on clinical practice in the USA and posting employment opportunities for Certified Orthoptists®

  • Patients and Public

    Learn about what an orthoptist does, get information on the common conditions we see, or how to become a certified orthoptist through one of the orthoptic fellowship programs.

  • American Orthoptic Council®


    The AOC® is the certifying body for orthoptists in the USA. Establishes and monitors standards for the education of orthoptists and offers information on how to become a Certified Orthoptist® in the USA. Verifies the certification of orthoptists in the USA.

Career Center

Job Opportunities

Looking for a CO®️ position in the USA? Have a vacancy for an orthoptic position? Follow the link to visit our career center for details.

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AACO Tribute Fund

To celebrate, congratulate, and remember those people who have contributed to the field of Orthoptics and the AACO.



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