Orthoptistes de la
Communauté Européenne

Country Number Of
Practicing Orthoptists
Population Number Of Ophthalmologists
Austria 225
180 members of the VDOÖ
8.000.000 674
Belgium approx. 80 (65 members of the BOV-ABO)
50% work in hospital
30% work in the practice of an ophthalmologist
20% work in rehabilitation centres
11.400.000 approx. 1000

Czech
Republic

Denmark

 75

 

14
5 work in hospitals
6 work with ophthalmologist
3 work both in a hospital clinic and ophthalmologist

10.200.000

 

5.200.000

1200

 

250

France 2309
1599: working privately
710:salaried work in various other structures
61.000.000 approx. 4.900
Germany 2500
(1300 members of the BOD)
1500 working
500 not working
81.500.000 in 2010: 6568
Private practice: 5680
Clinics: 888

Greece

Ireland

3

20
11 full time
9 part time

11.000.000

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2500

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Italy 4000 working members
1000 members of the AIORAO
approx. 59.000.000 approx. 8.000
Luxembourg 14
all salaried
5: work with an ophthalmologist
9: public institutions
448.000 approx. 46
Netherland 350 members of the orthoptic Association 16.270.000 approx. 500
Norway 31
12 full time
19 part time
4.400.000 approx. 300
Portugal

250
230 salaried working in hospitals
20 working private

approx. 10.000.000 approx. 750
Sweden 135 (mainly part time) 8.800.000 approx. 600
Switzerland

about 350 orthoptists ;
273 members of Swiss Orthoptics;
30-40% full time; 60-70% part-time

8.417.700 935
United Kingdom 1385 registered orthoptists 65.000.000 approx. 3200