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ARVO Member Benefits are generous and include access to the highest level of research as well as professional and collaborative opportunities. For one, ARVO Members receive discount subscriptions to other scientific journals.
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ARVO Membership is open to individuals with particular competence or interest in the field of ophthalmic investigation and vision research.
Print applications are also available.
Membership categories and dues
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Please see Membership Categories and Dues for the criteria for each membership category.
Every member must select one Scientific Section that best represents his or her primary area of interest. The Board of Trustees is comprised of one elected Trustee from each Scientific Section. Members may also select one or more Cross-sectional Groups that annually plan and host scientific sessions at the ARVO Annual Meeting. Members may submit Annual Meeting abstracts to any Scientific Section for review, regardless of whether they belong to the reviewing Section.
Applications for membership may be submitted at any time. To submit an abstract for the Annual Meeting, you must be a member for the year in which the Meeting is held. Dues are on a calendar year basis, however beginning in September, memberships include the entire following year.
Please see the ARVO Bylaws for further information on membership.
Membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable, and do not include registration fees for any meetings.