The American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) is the professional association for orthoptists in the United States. We are composed of a close network of about 300 orthoptists, dedicated to supporting the profession of Orthoptics. AACO membership is limited to members of the orthoptic community. Find out more about the AACO's mission, programs, and history.



AACO Contacts

 For general inquires regarding the AACO, please contact us at [email protected].  

President Alex Christoff [email protected]
Past President Shelley Klein

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Vice President Laura Kirkeby [email protected]
Treasurer Kaila Bishop [email protected]
Secretary Nina Apple [email protected]
Membership Megan Evans [email protected]

Sally Murray

Jorie Jackson

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AOC Contact Information

The American Orthoptic Council (AOC) was founded in 1935 with the main purpose of establishing standards for orthoptists in the United States. Besides examining and certifying individual orthoptists, the AOC is also responsible for setting and monitoring standards for the education of orthoptists, and reviews and grants accreditation to orthoptic programs in the United States. Find out more about the AOC's mission, programs and history. 

For questions regarding Orthoptic Certification, Orthoptic Fellowship Programs, and Continuing Education please contact the AOC.

AOC Home Office

3914 Nakoma Road
Madison, WI 53711
Tel: 608-233-5383
email: [email protected] 






JBVOM Contact Information

The Journal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility (previously the American Orthoptic Journal) was founded in 1950 to enable those in the orthoptic, ophthalmologic, and vision science communities to keep abreast of current clinical practice and research in ocular motility and binocular vision. The JBVOM is the official journal of the AACO. Find out more about the JBVOM.

To access full-text articles from 1950 to the present, AACO members must register their personal accounts online at: 

For difficulties logging in or gaining access to the online journal: [email protected]        ​  

All other inquiries including article submissions or content questions contact: [email protected]