Membership Categories

Active Member

Active Members: Registered Nurses presently engaged in ophthalmic nursing in offices and clinics, community health, management, research, and surgical settings, International Members: Nurses working in ophthalmology who are not registered in the United States and Associate Members: Registered Nurses interested in, but not currently practicing in ophthalmic nursing.


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!


Affiliate Member

Non RN's active in the field of ophthalmic health care, such as LPNs, LVNs, certified surgical technologists, ophthalmic medical personnel, physicians and anyone committed to fostering the ophthalmic team concept and collaboration among all who work in our specialty but are NOT Registered Nurses.
(Affiliate members have all the rights and privileges of Regular members except they cannot chair committees, hold national office or vote.)


Retired RN Member

Regular and Affiliate members, age 62 or older, who are interested in ophthalmic patient care but have retired from active practice, and who have been ASORN members for at least two years immediately prior to retiring from active nursing practice (approval required before acceptance).


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 The ASORN membership year is January 1-December 31.

Renewing Members

ASORN Members can now renew 2020 dues.

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