Member Benefits | ASCRS

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.

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Get Involved

ASCRS Membership provides an array of opportunities for surgeons of all experience levels to get involved.

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Each spring, the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting draws thousands of leading ophthalmologist from around the world. ASCRS also provides smaller interactive meetings such as Summer Break and The Thriving Practice

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Government Relations

A key pillar of our missions, ASCRS and our members advocate on behalf of our profession to Congress and the administration, including regulatory agencies, such as HHS, CMS, and FDA. ASCRS is committed to ensuring a legislative and regulatory landscape that allows members to continue providing high-quality care to patients

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Young Eye Surgeons (YES)

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

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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.

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Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), a preeminent peer-reviewed monthly ophthalmology publication, is the official journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). JCRS publishes high quality articles on all aspects of anterior segment surgery. In addition to original clinical studies, the journal features a consultation section, practical techniques, important cases, and reviews as well as basic science articles. ASCRS Members receive the monthly publication in the mail, and access to the online version and the JCRS app.

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

EyeWorld Publication

EyeWorld is the award-winning publication of ASCRS. The magazine provides news and updates from the Society as well as clinical features in the areas of cataract, refractive, cornea, glaucoma, and practice management. It publishes quarterly with editorial direction from its medical editorial board and staff.  EyeWorld
EyeWorld Magazine

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. 

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