Why Become a Fellow of the VSA?
Use of the VSA distinction
Inclusion in the Academy’s online directory of Fellows
Annual Meeting Benefits
Significantly discounted Academy meeting registration fees
The best in Continuing Education
Access to over 250 exhibits
A place where you can learn from others & share your experience
Access to local chapters
Ability to join more of the Sections
How it works
Fellowship is open to the following professionals who demonstrate that they meet Academy standards:
Optometrists who are licensed or accredited to practice at the highest level permitted by law in their jurisdiction, and
Scientists, educators, librarians, administrators, and editors who have accredited themselves and optometry by their contributions to optometry or vision science.
Academy membership consists of Fellows (including Emeritus, Honorary and Life Fellows), student members, and candidates for fellowship. Although other categories of membership may have similar benefits, only Fellows may use the “FVSA” designation.