Membership Benefits

Membership in ASORN gives you access to professional networking and learning opportunities with a diverse and experienced group of ophthalmic team members.

Our members vary from nurses just out of school, to nurses with decades of experience, to ophthalmic technicians and administrators.

There's no review process to become a member! Simply fill out an online application. It's that easy!

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New Members

You're a new member if you've never been a member of ASORN or haven't been a member for at least 3 years. Not sure? Contact to see if you have an account.

2020 Promotional Rate available for RNs within 0-2 years of nursing practice or 0-2 years in ophthalmic nursing practice. First-time members only. Get More Info!


Renewing Members

You are a renewing member if you've been a member of ASORN sometime in the last 3 years. Not sure? Contact to see if you have an account.

Benefits of ASORN membership

- FREE quarterly Webinars

- Member pricing on the following educational activities:

- Regional Meeting Registration fees

- Online continuing education through EyeCareCE - an ASORN partnered site

- ASORN Publications

- Certification Exam fees for Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology (CRNO)

- Free subscription to INSIGHT: The Journal of ASORN - Available Online (member login required)

- Volunteer Opportunities - Get involved in ASORN leadership by joining a committee

- Electronic Monthly Newsletter EYE kNOW

- Contribute to the field of ophthalmology - ASORN members are called upon frequently by industry partners and medical groups to offer their knowledge and professional wisdom on special projects.

- Recent special projects include collaboration with AAO and OMIC on the Ophthalmic Surgical Checklist and collaboration with Mobius Therapeutics to create a Mitomycin C Tip Sheet.

- Get Involved! Become a member and volunteer to work on an ASORN special project today.

Member Testimonials

"Most of the time I feel like a tiny speck in a huge world where no one speaks my language (ophthalmology language). Here I have camaraderie.
ASORN membership provides my continuing education resources and keeps me 'up' on all the new 'stuff'. You speak my language. But mostly ASORN provides a voice for this 'tiny speck'. I believe there is power in numbers. Too often ophthalmology is discounted - until we are needed. Compared to other healthcare specialties our numbers are small.
Often patients see CRNO on my badge and ask what it means. With pride and confidence I assure them that it means their eye nurse is educated, devoted, and by maintaining certification I keep current on issues relevant to their care. That would not be possible without ASORN."
- ASORN Member Juli Young, RN, CRNO



While in school, I've been impressed with the need for evidence-based nursing and getting information from 'those who know best' ...........
Before coming to the VA, I was the manager of SPD at  my hospital and would certainly have appreciated having a copy of the ASORN's manual on taking care of eye instruments.  After learning about TASS I decided to re-write our policy.  ..........
Thank you so much for all you do, it's so important.  I happily received all your encouragement and help today, it's been a great boost to my spirit.

-Ann, ASORN Member