The American Society of Ocularists is an international, non-profit, professional and educational organization founded in 1957 by professionals specializing in the fabricating and fitting of custom-made ocular prosthetics (artificial eyes).
The organization’s purpose is to improve and promote research in the development of ophthalmic prosthetics, to advance the methods, techniques and skills of the ocularist membership, and to provide the public with continual improvement in all fields and activities in which ocularists engage.
Our members adhere to the Society’s Standard Operating Procedures for the fitting and fabrication of custom-made ophthalmic prosthetics. Research, education and standards form the benefits to our members.
A training curriculum, developed and administered by the Education Committee of the ASO, provides courses at semi-annual conferences to prepare ocularists for certification and re-certification examinations of the National Examining Board of Ocularists (NEBO).
Research of new techniques and product development, stressing the benefits of custom-made ocular prosthetics and product development, is published in the Society’s annual Journal of Ophthalmic Prosthetics.