Through research, debate and training, the Society seeks to improve awareness, understanding and results of refractive surgery in the UK.

Members seek to provide a comprehensive, high-quality service in all aspects of refractive eye care, from patient assessment to results and after-care.

To attain this, we offer membership to professionals actively involved or wishing to learn about the advancement of refractive surgery.

This includes but is not limited to; ophthalmic surgeons, doctors,optometrists, opticians, nursing staff and clinic managers, pharmaceutical and specialist equipment technicians.

Membership Benefits

Member benefits include:

Discounted Annual Congress Weekend Delegate Package. Includes full day lectures Saturday and Sunday, lunches, tea/ coffee & snacks.

Accomodation and Saturday evening Gala Dinner with Entertainment can be purchased separately.

Journal of Refractive Surgery (online)

An online listing in Find a Refractive Surgeon

Access to ISRS website, including the Multi Media Library and the Online Clinical Forum

Refractive Surgery Outlook, monthly clinical e-newsletter

Access to the cataract and refractive sections of the AAOs ONE Network

Become a member

Register to become a member of the Society.

Membership runs from January to December, and you may choose to be a member with or without registration to our annual conference.


Membership is open to all professionals involved with or wishing to learn more about refractive surgery.


A unique opportunity to learn about new advancements and best practice with specialists from around the globe.

Our Story

Established in 1993, the Society has provided a forum to members to discuss the many significant advancements of our time.