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.