Member Benefits


Clinical Excellence

ASCRS is the largest U.S. society dedicated to meeting the needs of anterior segment surgeons at every career stage. The education is developed and curated exclusively by anterior segment surgeons. From the most current clinical thinking to new and innovative surgical techniques, ASCRS members learn and share through live meetings [ link “live meetings” to an anchor tag for the meetings section of the page ] and on-demand programming [link “on-demand programming” to an anchor tag for the year-long education section of the page], monthly publications [ add anchor tag and link to the “news, research and benchmarking” section of the webpage], webinars [add anchor tag and link to the “year-long education section of the page”, skills transfer sessions [link to the anchor tag for the meetings section of the page ], advocacy [link to anchor tag for the government relations section of the page], and more [link “more” to an anchor tag to the “Resources and Tools” section].

Learn more about the experiences of your colleagues in the ASCRS Membership Brochure.

Year-Long Education

The The ASCRS Center for Learning video provides an overview of your colleagues’ opinions on how they use all the on-demand resources available to members.


Each spring, the Annual Meeting draws thousands of leading ophthalmologists from around the world. ASCRS also provides smaller, interactive meetings such as the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium and the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training.

Resources and Tools

Access a vast library of resources and tools developed to enhance learning and improve practice efficiency.

Government Relations

The Importance of Advocacy video was filmed at the Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In.

News, Research and Benchmarking

ASCRS publications are among the most widely-read in ophthalmology. Members have access to the latest clinical studies and ophthalmic reporting through the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS), EyeWorld, Ophthalmology Business, ASCRS This Week, ASCRS Clinical Spotlight and ASCRS Clinical Surveys.

Young Eye Surgeons (YES)

Specialized programming and networking events are provided to residents, fellows and young surgeons in their first five years of practice. Learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities and Research Grants

Volunteer opportunities and research grants are provided by the ASCRS Foundation, which supports physician education and provides humanitarian cataract surgery in the United States and the developing world. Learn more about the Foundation.

Practice Management

Receive practice management support through the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), a division of ASCRS. ASOA provides its members—ophthalmic administrators, practice management staff and surgeons—with the tools and resources to maximize practice efficiency. Learn more.