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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 and on-demand programming , monthly publications, webinars, , advocacy, and more.

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


Each spring, the Annual Meeting draws thousands of leading ophthalmologists from around the world. ASCRS also provides smaller, interactive meetings such as the ASCRS and ASOA Combined Ophthalmic Symposium featuring a dedicated Young Eye Surgeons program.


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, 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.

Educational Resources