Select your dues option below. Membership rates are based on a 7-year ascending scale. Your first year is the year after you graduate from optometry school (i.e., all 2019 graduates receive free membership, and are 1st Year Ascending in 2020).
Residency - If you participated in an optometric residency and / or fellowship, your first dues paying year starts the calendar year after you completed your residency.
For example: If you graduated from optometry school in 2013, and were in a residency from June 2013-August 2014, you would be a 1st Year Ascending dues member starting in 2015.
Optometric Educator - You are eligible for the optometric educator rate if you are a Full Time Faculty member at MCPHS University or NECO.
Note: If the majority of your employment is in a private practice setting, and you are adjunct faculty, you are not eligible for this rate.
Lowest Rate - If you qualify for multiple categories (i.e., ascending + Optometric Educator), your dues rate is the lowest rate you qualify for.
For example, if you are a 3rd Year and an Optometric Educator, you would pay the 3rd year rate, since it is lower. The following year you would pay the Optometric Educator rate.