Member Benefits


ASCRS has grown to become the anterior segment surgeon’s primary source for relevant, up-to-date clinical information, including published research, peer-to-peer interaction, online CME and video presentations and legislative and regulatory information.

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Year-Long Education

The ASCRS Center for Learning is the most efficient tool to find curated content on techniques, innovations, clinical trends, and earn online CME credits.


Each spring, the annual Symposium and Congress draws thousands of leading ophthalmologists from around the world. ASCRS also provides smaller, interactive meetings such as the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium (COS) and the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training.

Resources and Tools

Access a vast library of resources and tools developed to enhance learning and improve practice efficiency.

Government Relations

ASCRS plays a leadership role in seeking to alleviate the regulatory burden on physicians and maintain patient access to high-quality surgical and specialty care. ASCRS encourages its members to stay informed on key legislative developments and join in the process.

News, Research and Benchmarking

ASCRS publications are among the most widely-read in ophthalmology. Members have access to the latest clinical studies and ophthalmic reporting through the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS), EyeWorld, Ophthalmology Business, ASCRS This Week, ASCRS Clinical Spotlight and ASCRS Clinical Surveys.

Young Eye Surgeons (YES)

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

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. Learn more about the Foundation.

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. Learn more.