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ISRS Support Opportunities

Support of ISRS enables the Society to serve refractive surgeons worldwide by offering valuable clinical news and educational programs.

Corporate Support Opportunities

Advertising Opportunities

Current ISRS Supporters


Organizational Support

Supporting ISRS will assist the Society in serving the needs of refractive, cataract and lens-based surgeons around the world.  

Your support will help provide:

  • Subscription to the acclaimed Journal of Refractive Surgery, featuring original research, peer-reviewed articles and exclusive information on breaking news in refractive and lens-based surgery.
  • Online clinical information, including free access to the ISRS Multimedia Library; refractive and cataract content on the ONE® Network; a subscription to the monthly clinical e-newsletter Refractive Surgery Outlook; and access to members-only content on the ISRS website, including news and articles on refractive surgery.
  • Networking opportunities through exclusive access to the ISRS Community, a clinical forum connecting refractive surgeons worldwide.
  • Discounted registration for Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, the ISRS Annual Meeting, a two-day exchange of the latest information in refractive and lens-based surgery presented by leading surgeons.
  • Educational opportunities at refractive surgery meetings around the world, including ISRS co-sponsored meetings.

 In recognition of support, the following benefits are available:

  • Banner advertisement(s) on the ISRS website
  • Use of the ISRS mailing list (content must be approved by ISRS)
  • Complimentary subscription(s) to the Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Attendance at one ISRS Executive Committee Meeting
  • Complimentary Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day registrations
  • Company name recognition with sponsorship level
  • Name on the ISRS website linking to the sponsoring company's website
  • Recognition on a slide in the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day session room
  • Recognition in the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day Syllabus and Meeting Guide

ISRS offers four levels of commercial support from which to choose:

  • Platinum: $50,000
  • Gold: $25,000
  • Silver: $12,500
  • Bronze: $7,500

The chart below highlights the benefits available for each level of commercial support*:

Level Benefit # of Company Attendees at Exec # of Registrations to Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day # of Months for Banner Ads on ISRS Website # of USRS of the Member Mailing Lists** # of Subscriptions to Journal of Refractive Surgery
Platinum 2 8 8 5 5
Gold 1 5 6 3 3
Silver n/a 3 4 2 2
Bronze n/a n/a 2 1 1

*All benefits must be used by December 31.
**Note: Mailing list is limited to ISRS members and does not include Academy members who are not ISRS members.

Supporters will be recognized for their cumulative support greater than $10,000 during the fiscal year (April 2014 through March 2015):

  • In the Academy Foundation Annual Report
  • On the Academy Foundation website
  • On the Donor Wall


ISRS Webcast Series

Dedicated to the scientific study of refractive surgery and dissemination of expertise worldwide, ISRS will enhance the global exchange of knowledge by offering the ISRS Webcast Series, consisting of six webcasts per year – occurring every other month.

These 60-minute webcasts will feature leading experts in refractive surgery from around the world, covering topics such as DSEAK combined with IOL, toric IOL cataract surgery and the Athens Protocol (topo PRK + CXL) for KCN. Participants will be able to interact with presenters using live text chat and polling.  Those who are unable to attend the live webcast will be able to access it on-demand from the ISRS website.

This opportunity is contingent on industry support. Benefits for support include acknowledgment of the company on all promotional materials a logo with link to its website from the ISRS Webcast page, and a company logo included on the on-demand version of the webcast. In addition, the company's cumulative support will be recognized in the Academy Foundation Annual Report, on the Foundation website, on the Donor Wall and in the AAO 2014 Final Program.

Support Level: $30,000 for six annual webcasts


ISRS Refractive Surgery Course

ISRS has adapted the Academy's Maintenance of Certification Refractive Surgery Course into an educational program that can be used at the meetings in which ISRS participates. The course will be taught by a distinguished faculty of instructors, provide an in-depth review of the most clinically relevant information in refractive surgery, and offer interactive participation and discussion to optimize learning.

Recognition for commercial support will appear on promotional materials, signage outside the classroom and in course syllabi given to all attendees. Meeting venues under current consideration include Brazil, Egypt, Greece,  Italy, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, Tokyo, Turkey, Oman and Syria. Location suggestions are welcome. This opportunity is contingent on support. The company's cumulative support will also be recognized in the Academy Foundation Annual Report, on the Foundation website, on the Donor Wall and in the AAO 2014 Final Program.

Support Level: $10,000 per course


ISRS Symposium at ESCRS

Top faculty from around the world will gather for a refractive-focused symposium at the 2014 European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) Congress in London, England.

During the three-hour program, presentations will provide balanced information on the latest techniques, devices, drugs and innovations. Faculty will describe how to recognize, manage and avoid complications, as well as demonstrate the details of surgical techniques that can facilitate achievement of improved outcomes in patients. This very popular program was presented to more than 450 attendees at the last ESCRS Congress.

Sponsors of the ISRS Symposium at ESCRS will be recognized with a company name or logo on promotional materials, signage outside the room and in the program presented to attendees. Sponsor acknowledgement will also be made by the moderator of the symposium. This opportunity is available for up to four supporters. The company's cumulative support will also be recognized in the Academy Foundation Annual Report, on the Foundation website, on the Donor Wall and in the AAO 2014 Final Program.

Support Level: $5,000


ISRS Find a Refractive Surgeon

Easily accessible from the ISRS home page and site navigation, Find a Refractive Surgeon is ISRS's online directory of all practicing ISRS members worldwide. Visitors to the ISRS website, including the public, are able search for a refractive surgeon or practice in their area by last name, city, state, zip or country, and are provided with office and education information for each member. ISRS members are also able to view additional information on colleagues, including e-mail address, committee membership and awards received.

The sponsor of Find a Refractive Surgeon will be recognized within the directory with its company name/logo linking to a corporate website. The company's cumulative support will also be recognized in the Academy Foundation Annual Report, on the Foundation website, on the Donor Wall and in the AAO 2014 Final Program.

Support Level: $10,000 per year


ISRS Community

The ISRS Community is a forum that provides ISRS members around the world with the opportunity to openly exchange clinical information and ideas. This benefit allows members to obtain answers to their puzzling questions and get advice on troubling cases from refractive surgery colleagues. Each month, questions, cases and ideas are exchanged by refractive surgeons located throughout the world.

The supporter of the ISRS Online Forum will be recognized on the forum's login page with its company name/logo linking to a corporate website. The supporter will also receive a quarterly recap of the information discussed on the forum. The company's cumulative support will also be recognized in the Academy Foundation Annual Report, on the Foundation website, on the Donor Wall and in the AAO 2014 Final Program.

Support Level: $7,500 per year



Advertising Opportunities

Multimedia Library

The ISRS Multimedia Library is a robust online library that allows ISRS members around the world to easily view and share refractive, cataract and cornea presentations, as well as videos and podcasts (conversations with the experts). The media files can be easily navigated, allowing members to select the files of most interest to them.

The advertiser of the ISRS Multimedia Library will have its company advertisement linking to its corporate website placed within the ISRS Multimedia Library and in the monthly Multimedia Library newsletter. Advertising is available on a first-come, first-served basis with one space available per issue.

Advertising Cost: $1,500 per month


ISRS Refractive Surgery Outlook

ISRS Refractive Surgery Outlook is a clinical e-newsletter distributed monthly to all ISRS members. Each issue offers opinion and advice on the latest advances from leading experts in the field, as well as a quick look at highlights from peer-reviewed clinical journals. It also includes a calendar of upcoming meetings and news from ISRS and the refractive surgery industry.

Sent to more than 2,200 refractive surgeons in more than 80 countries, Refractive Surgery Outlook enables readers to get up-to-speed quickly on the latest advances and techniques in refractive surgery. With its monthly e-mail distribution to ISRS members, the supporter has the option of advertisement or sponsorship and will receive a minimum of 26,400 impressions per year, with the ability to specifically target this growing market. With Refractive Surgery Outlook also being posted on the ISRS website and receiving more than 7,000 visitors each month, the company's visibility will be increased.

The advertiser of Refractive Surgery Outlook will be able to place one banner advertisement in each of the 12 issues of the newsletter. The advertiser will have the option of adding up to 50 of its employees to the distribution list.  Advertising is available on a first-come, first-served basis with one space available per issue.

Advertising Cost: $1,500 per issue


For corporate support information, please contact ISRS at isrs@aao.org.

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