Join the MSO

The Massachusetts Society Of Optometrists Is YOUR Professional Association.

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We seek to enhance and advance the optometric profession through a wide variety of activities.  Members of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association speak your language, share a common bond and a loyalty to the optometric profession. When you're an association member, you're part of our family - the family of optometry.

Membership in the AOA and and the MSO provides professional and personal benefits to help you grow your practice through:

  • Advocacy
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Practice Growth
  • Networking



How the MSO Advocates for the Profession of Optometry in Massachusetts:

  • Files legislation to:  
    • 1) expand the scope of practice
    • 2) enhance patient care
    • 3) advocate for fair treatment from third-party insurers.
  • Meets with representatives from third party insurers, including MassHealth and commercial plans.
  • Meets with legislators and state government administration to make optometry's voice heard in the healthcare industry. 
  • Works with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Optometry to enhance patient and consumer safety.



Additional Benefits:

  • Member discounts on health and dental services.
  • Extensive continuing education events (36 hours of live CE courses) at a deep discount for members. 
  • Timely optometric news and MSO News via weekly or biweekly eUpdates.
  • Exclusive discounts of ophthalmic goods through our  partnership with Pearlman Buying Group. 
  • Access to the MSO attorney on retainer.
  • Access to Billing and Collection Services.


Optometry is a legislated profession. The MSO monitors activity at both the State House and at various regulatory bodies. Your membership helps the MSO protect your patients and livelihood at this level.

Read more about the extensive benefits of being a member of the American Optometric Association and Massachusetts Society of Optometrists here: https://www.aoa.org/aoa-plus/membership

Dues Information

The MSO offers members many different dues classifications. Members within the first 10 years of original licensure receive a discounted rate. In addition, the MSO offers partial-practice dues discounts to optometrists who may not practice full-time. Please call us for details at 508-875-7900 or email info@maoptometry.org.

Year Originally Licensed As An OD
AOA & MSO Total Dues
Quarterly Dues
2021
FREE
FREE
2020
$218.60
$53.05
2019
$424.40
$106.10
2018
$888.50
$222.13
2017
$1,304.00
$326.00
2016
$1,777.00
$444.25
2015
$1,949.50
$487.38
2014
$2,122.00
$530.50