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Summary of membership categories and benefits; see category descriptions below chart.

2018 Dues and Benefits Structure

  Benefit Regular/Life
$245/$4,900
  Member-in-Training (MIT): Student/Predoctoral or Postgraduate/Resident $120   Retired/
Emeritus Fellow

$110 annual fee/$0
Abstract submission X X   
Discounted meeting registration X X X
Travel grants    X   
Access to ARVOConnect X X X
Annual Meeting recordings X X X
Online Education X X X
Access to Member Directory X X X
Voting X      
Eligible for elected offices X      
Eligible to serve on committees X X   
Eligible for Fellows points X X   
ARVO journals article discount X X X
Discount program, other journals X X X
ARVONews (print newsletter) X X X
ARVO Insight (email newsletter) X X X
ARVOJobs discounted recruitment advertising X X X


Regular Members

Individuals demonstrating a serious interest in or making significant scientific  contributions to visual science. Price: $245

Two-year Regular Members
Individuals demonstrating a serious interest in or making significant scientific contributions to visual science. This is a two-year term. Price: $490

Life Members
Individuals qualifying for regular membership who pay one-time membership dues  that provide lifetime benefits of regular membership. Price: $4,900

Member-In-Training: Postgraduate Fellows and Residents
Individuals in full-time training at institutions of higher learning in a scientific field  related to vision or ophthalmology who have attained a doctorate level degree.  Membership in either or both Member-in-Training categories is limited to a total  of 7 years. Student status will be verified.  Price: $120 

Member-In-Training: Students and Predoctoral Graduate Students
Individuals enrolled full-time as undergraduates, graduate, optometry students  or medical students at institutions of higher learning in a scientific field related to  vision or ophthalmology who have not earned a doctorate level degree.  Membership in either or both Member-in-Training categories is limited to a total  of 7 years. Student status will be verified Price: $120 

Retired Members and Emeritus Fellows
Any Regular member may make a written request to ARVO that his or her  membership be transferred to that of a Retired Member provided that, at the  time of request, such person has been a Regular for a cumulative total of at least twenty (20) years; is retired from employment and is no longer engaged in his or  her regular research, academic or other scientific activities. All Gold and Silver ARVO Fellows, as well as recipients of ARVO Achievement Awards, who otherwise meet these requirements may request Emeritus Fellow status. Please make such requests to arvo@arvo.org.  Retired members and Emeritus Fellows are not eligible to submit abstracts for ARVO Annual Meetings.  Price: Retired $110  per year/Emeritus: $0.

 

Become an Online Subscriber

Individuals with a serious interest in visual science and/or those who support the objectives of ARVO, who receive internet-based benefits. Online subscribers are ineligible to submit abstracts for ARVO meetings. Price: Regular $75 per year/ MIT $40 per year.

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