Annual Membership Renewal Process

The start of the new year means it's time once again to renew your combined membership with the American Optometric Association, the New York State Optometric Association, and your affiliated local optometric society!

2019 Renewal Notices will be hitting mailboxes the week of December 10th. You can also click on the blue "Account Menu" button in the upper right corner of the page and select "Make a Payment" from the drop-down menu to view your current dues invoice. (Hint: if you do not see the Account Menu button, check to make sure you are logged in first.)


Our membership cycle follows the calendar year (January 1st to December 31st) and your dues are payable by January 1. If you will be paying in installments in 2019, please note that quarterly payments are required, at a minimum, in order to remain in good standing. If you've moved, changed jobs, or had other changes in your status (reduced schedule, retirement, etc.) please contact us to update your account.

Important 2019 Deadlines:

January 2 Open enrollment period for change in classification begins for 2019.
March 31 1st qtr - 2019 dues payment is due.
April 30 End of open enrollment period for change in classification.

AOA House of Delegates Credentialing deadline.
June 30 2nd qtr - 2019 dues payment is due.
September 30 3rd qtr - 2019 dues payment is due.
December 31 4th qtr - 2019 dues payment is due.


For your convenience, we offer a variety of payment methods;

  • Check (Preferred Method) - Mail your payment to the NYSOA office: 230 Washington Ave Extension, Suite 101, Albany NY 12203.
  • Credit Card - Use the self-pay feature here on the website (for one-time payments only) or call 518-449-7300 to provide credit card information over the phone. 
  • Automatic Monthly or Quarterly Billing - Set it and forget it! Please contact the NYSOA office to set up automatically recurring payments on a monthly or quarterly basis. Please note that payment plans DO NOT roll over from year to year, so if you had a plan in place for 2018, make sure to contact us to re-enroll for 2019.

ICYMI, please take a moment to review our Year-End Report and join us in celebrating our accomplishments of the past year and looking ahead to our goals for 2019. Our member optometrists are the foundation and heart of the NYSOA, and we thank you for your continued support of our mission!