The International Academy of Orthokeratology came into existence on April 30th at 8:30 PM in Orlando Florida at Vision By Design 2011 when eighty members in good standing voted unanimously for it's creation. The IAO made up three sections, Asia,Europe(EU-IAO), and America (OAA) will offer corneal reshaping education,workshops and networking to the world. The IAO community will offer the top presenters and researchers in the field in comprehensive programs delivered by each of it's sections. Look for education conferences in Europe (Fall 2011), China(Winter 2012) , and America (Phoenix Spring 2012). Future plans include adding a fourth section of Oceania. Look for more news and announcements in future blogs.