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NEHEP Partnership Directory

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)

P.O. Box 193030
San Franciso, CA 94119-3030
Phone: 415-561-8531
Fax: 415-561-8513
Web Site:


Caitlin Nimmo
Program Manager
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-447-0287


  • Mission:

    To foster excellence in ophthalmic patient care while supporting the ophthalmic team through individual development, education, and evidence based practice.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    Regular members include Registered Nurses (RNs) in office, clinic, community health, management, research, and surgical settings.

    Affiliate members include Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses, Certified Surgical Technologists, and Certified/Noncertified Ophthalmic Medical Personnel who are committed to fostering the ophthalmic team concept and collaboration among all who work in our specialty, and are NOT RNs.

    Retired RN members include regular and affiliate members, ages 62 and older, who are interested in ophthalmic patient care but have retired from active practice, and now have been ASORN members for at least two years immediately prior to retiring from active nursing practice.

  • Programs/Activities:

    ASORN provides information on certification, continuing education, scholarships and grants.

  • Meetings:

    ASORN annual meeting. Three ASORN regional meetings.

  • Publications:

    Journal: INSIGHT: The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses


    Ophthalmic Procedures in the Operating Room and Ambulatory Surgery Center

    Ophthalmic Procedures in the Office and Clinic

    Care and Handling of Ophthalmic Microsurgical Instruments

    Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Nursing

    Standards of Ophthalmic Clinical Nursing Practice

Date Last Updated
March 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health