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Membership Information

Membership & Benefits

To join OWL for the first time, please continue to our online application. Existing members can upgrade or renew memberships. 

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Types of Membership


Designed for business, media, consulting, and practice professionals. ($150/year)


These members are advocates and champions of the OWL Mission, Vision, and Values; they are ophthalmic thought leaders; they are leaders in their organizations in alignment with OWL’s mission; they actively recruit new OWL members, contribute significantly in OWL by attendance, and leadership at Board or Committee levels, and are key in driving OWL’s Mission forward. ($490/year)


Designed for ophthalmic residents to access our trainings, connections, and resources. Email us for more information:


OWL knows no boundaries. It fosters diversity, communication, and networking in a space that is forward-thinking. It’s empowering, engaging, energizing, embracing. We’re all in ophthalmology for the greater good, and OWL is at the center of that greater good.~ Sheryl Stevenson

Benefits of Membership

Monthly Newsletter Y Y
Find An Expert Directory Y Y
OWL LinkedIn Group and on Facebook Y Y
Find a Job – Post a Job Y Y
Mentoring & Coaching Program Y Y
On Demand Resources Y Y
Webinars and Other Online Programs Y Y
Empower Magazine Y Y
Volunteer Opportunities Y Y
Events & Programs at AAO, ASCRS/ASOA, Hawaiian Eye, ARVO and ESCRS Y Y
Local Chapter Events (where available) Y Y
Virtual Forum – Online Forum for Members to Connect & Share Y Y
Speaking Opportunities Y N
Opportunity to be featured in Publications Y N
Member Resources Y Y
Discount on OIS Events Y Y
Leadership Roles at Board or Committee Levels Y N

Renew Membership


OWL provides me with the opportunity to directly connect with a diverse group of leaders in the field of ophthalmology, whether they are ophthalmic practitioners, industry leaders, or emerging contenders.  It’s a great feeling when you attend  major meetings such as AAO or ASCRS, to know there will also be an OWL meeting, where you can readily network and make personal connections with colleagues who genuinely want to have a positive impact in the world of ophthalmology! Casey Lind