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Why join ARVO?

ARVO is the largest and most respected community of eye and vision researchers in the world. 

Member benefits are generous and include access to unmatched professional and collaborative opportunities. 

Learn more about how joining ARVO can boost your career.

Join or rejoin ARVO

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.

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1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852-5622

Membership Categories and Dues 

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.

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. Applications for membership may be submitted at any time. 

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 meetings.