American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

I'm an Ophthalmic Surgeon. Why Should I Join ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

OphthalmologyThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for ophthalmic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, click on the flyer to the right.)

The Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the ophthalmic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to ophthalmic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Ophthalmological Society
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology


There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 2,100 ophthalmic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Select a Membership Category to start your application today.

Application deadline is December 1.

International Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

Associate Fellows