About ARVO

ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. Our members include more than 12,750 researchers from over 80 countries. ARVO encourages and assists research, training, publication and knowledge-sharing in vision and ophthalmology.

About the ARVO Annual Meeting

The ARVO Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of vision researchers and clinician-scientists in the world. It is attended by approximately 12,000 eye and vision researchers. About 45% of our attendees come from outside the U.S. Over 3,000 attendees are students/trainees. We are also proud that some 250 attendees from government agencies and departments attend our meeting, including employees of the National Institutes of Health, the National Eye Institute, the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Defense.

The Meeting provides the eye research community’s most comprehensive networking, knowledge-sharing and collaborative environment. It gives an invaluable learning experience for students; an opportunity for investigators to benchmark their work; access to cutting-edge science and potential collaborators for commercial organizations; and a glimpse of upcoming treatments, diagnostic tools, surgical techniques and more for clinicians — years ahead of what they find at other meetings.

What attendees say about the value of attending the ARVO Annual Meeting

In a video from the ARVO Foundation, attendees describe how important attending this meeting is to their work and careers.