The AACO is a close network of orthoptists and orthoptic students across North America, working together to promote both the profession and the individual member. A membership to the AACO comes with numerous benefits (See below). One does not have to be employed in the United States to be a member of the AACO.

There are several different types of membership:

  • Active Member: current AOC-certified orthoptists who have paid dues to the AACO;
  • Associate Member: orthoptists who paid dues to AACO but who do not have a current AOC certification and/or orthoptists certified in another country; 
  • Life Membership: retired orthoptists who were dues-paying members of the AACO for at least 20 years; 
  • Student Membership: students in AOC-accredited orthoptic programs who pay reduced dues; 
  • Honorary Membership: conferred upon non-orthoptists in recognition of outstanding contribution to orthoptics.

To become an AACO member, CLICK HERE to access the membership application. 

Being an AACO member provides an Orthoptist many benefits!

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 01:44 PM