Advocacy Updates

As the world’s largest eye and vision research community, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) believes strongly in advocating for open, inclusive and accessible science as well as science-informed policy. Through its mission to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders, ARVO affirms the critical need for science to guide policy and provide necessary guidance to keep the public informed. ARVO stands in support of the scientific community and the collaboration of researchers worldwide.

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Advocacy Resources
ARVO has several resources to support your advocacy efforts.


View official ARVO statements on critical issues impacting the eye and vision research community

Sign-on letters

ARVO collaborates with our networks to advocate for policy and guidance that support the eye and vision research community

Policy Positions

ARVO works regularly with our partners to solidify our positions on recurring topics such as annual appropriations, or ad-hoc legislation

Advocacy Awards

ARVO's Advocacy Awards honor members worldwide who are committed advocates for the eye and vision research enterprise