STAAR Surgical


OWL’s vision is to promote and develop diverse leadership to advance Ophthalmic Innovation and Patient Care.

OWL works across Ophthalmology. Our mission is to provide professional and personal development and create opportunities for collaboration.


  • Respects the contributions of all professionals within the industry and clinical care.
  • Believes that diverse leadership results in better outcomes.
  • Values a positive environment that inspires, supports and connects individuals.
  • Believes that when members reach their potential, they maximize contributions to their organizations.


How to Create an Account

STAAR Surgical and OWL have partnered together to continue to promote and develop diverse leadership and to provide professional and personal development opportunities. This partnership provides great membership opportunities for STAAR Surgical employees. Join us as we advance diversity in leadership!

A Professional membership is great for employees that may want to attend OWL events at our local chapters, at major conferences like AAO or ASCRS, or participate in the organization at a higher level. OWL events provide a great opportunity for networking and collaboration with colleagues. Professional members also have access to free online resources and programs for professional and personal development, and access to OWL’s membership directory for networking purposes, including:

  • Webinars
  • Electronic subscription to “Empower”, the OWL magazine
  • OWL Mentoring (Fellows Program)
  • Other online programs

STAAR Surgical employees are also eligible for a discount on OWL’s “Champion” level memberships! Champion memberships, which indicate the highest level of support to OWL and are normally $490 in annual dues, will be offered at the discounted rate of $190 for the first year or renewable for the length of the STAAR/OWL partnership.

Champion members are industry professionals at the senior manager level and above. They actively recruit new OWL members, contribute significantly in OWL by attendance, and leadership at Board or Committee levels, are key in driving OWL’s Mission forward. 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.

Please read the following information for instructions and follow the links below to enroll: To join OWL for the first time, please continue to the OWL membership application.

Contact us with questions!

How to Use the Membership Directory

The OWL Member Directory may only be used for individual member-to-member communication by OWL members. To access the directory, please be sure you are logged in at and then follow the link.

If you experience any problems, please contact the OWL membership office via email at

How to Register for Online Events

Registering for online events is quick and easy!

Simply go to to locate current events open for registration. Complete the simple registration form and you will receive a confirmation email. Members may need to log-in to access the registration form for each event.

At times, members may receive a personal link for specific events that may not be open to the public. If so, use the link provided and it will open a registration form to be completed for that specific event.

Stay up-to-date on OWL’s upcoming Programs and Events via our website: