FIAO Testing Protocol

FIAO Testing Protocol

Maintaining FIAO Status

Maintaining FIAO Status

Journey to Becoming an FIAO


What is an FIAO? 

The Academy is the leading body of Orthokeratologists in the United States, formed to support, promote and advance Orthokeratology by providing quality education and scientific information on the subject of Ortho-K to all its members. Fellowship status in the Academy is determined by doctor experience and expertise and follows a rigorous case evaluation and testing procedure.  Those Orthokeratologists who achieve Fellowship status are committed to adhering to the highest standards of care in this specialty.  

  • The FIAO (Fellow of the International Orthokeratology Academy) is the Gold standard for practitioners of Orthokeratology. 

  • A Fellow of the Academy (FIAO) represents the highest level of knowledge, ethics and patient care with respect to the practice of Orthokeratology. 

  • Fellows serve as mentors and role models for new Ortho-K doctors, the membership, eye care practitioners and the general public.  

Reasons to Become an FIAO

  • You are viewed as an Ortho-K authority/expert by patients researching Ortho-K on the internet.

  • You have a distinctive listing on the Academy website. 

  • The study/preparation process hones your Ortho-K skills and broadens your knowledge.

  • Your patients will see the FIAO after your name and inquire, giving you and your staff the opportunity to promote Ortho-K to them and their friends. 

  • When your IAO colleagues (nationally and Internationally) need to refer a relocating patient, they will chose you as you are viewed as an expert.