1. Applicants should be with minimum science background (PCB / PCM) & no other stream will be eligible for lifetime membership.

2. Applicants must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria of qualification for life-memberships i.e.  Degree (Four years) / Diploma (minimum two years) in Optometry Discipline only and qualification must be approved/ recognized from U.G.C. approved University/States Medical Faculties.

3. All the mark sheets of 10th, 12th, Diploma  (both 2 years marksheet) and Degree (all 4 years marksheets) to be uploaded in PDF format.

4. Applicants holding Diploma/Degree in Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician or Technology or Technique or Degree which is less than four years or others non- optometry or non-university or non-approved by Government Authorities are not allowed for full lifetime membership. They will be registered as DISPENCING OPTICIAN only instead of registered Optometrist.

5. For Student membership, applicants must be enrolled /admitted in approved optometry colleges/institutes under UGC or state Govt. norms only and send their application along with ID card through colleges/institution only instead of individually.

6. For Associate memberships, the applicants should submit all the documents along with profile of their university/college/institute/corporate/ association etc and complete the details of optometry projects/educational or research/industry /corporate work in optometry etc.
The MOU will be signed between | OA and affiliated members and the introductory reference of your senior, who is already a life member of IOA. (Kindly attach membership certificate or ID card with details of his/her LM number).

7. Photocopy of Demand Draft or RTGS/NEFT details must be uploaded.

8. All the documents along with the printed online membership form needs to be couriered on Mailing address at Visual Aids Centre, 8 – Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar – IV, New Delhi-110024 / Secretariat and not to any other address.

9. E-mail all the soft copies of documents to membershipioa@gmail.com with a copy to the President at – ioapresidentsk@gmail.com and to the Secretary at – rajeevioa37@gmail.com

10. Kindly enclose 01 color passport size photograph in order to issue the ID card.

NOTE: After Completing The Online Form Please Get Print And 
Send A Hard Copy Duly Signed, On Mailing Address By Post.