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New Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses

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The ACO is excited to announce that the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (CACL) has been launched and is now open for enrolments. This comprehensive six-month certificate is designed for flexible learning, with modes of delivery that include online lectures in addition to clinical experience placements. Read more.

ACO Council & Committee
Executive Appointments

President Letter June 2016


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Early bird registrations  be held at the MCG on Saturday/Sunday 22 and 23 October.

Book before 30 June to get 25% discount on registration fee

Our jam packed agenda includes  enlightening and informative sessions on low vision and sudden visual loss, the challenges of ophthalmology service delivery, the benefits of visual electrodiagnosis and an interactive
session on symptoms-based investigations (among others).

  • 40.5 CPD points (including assessments)
    16.5T CPD points
  • FREE networking, cocktail hour on Saturday evening
  • FREE breakfast -Sunday attendees (mixing comedy with optometry education)
  • FREE parking (subject to availability)
  • discounted accommodation rates at nearby hotels while they are still available (refer Conference Page on our website)
  • Bookings can be done online or via the Registration form

Go to the Conference Page  on our website for full details of the Conference sessions.

Major sponsor: Moore Stephens



Patient and Clinical Services


The Australian College of Optometry provides low cost eye-care services to eligible Victorians through clinics in Melbourne metropolitan areas, outreach programs or by a network of private optometrists in rural Victoria.

You are eligible to attend our clinics if you have:

  • a Pensioner Concession Card, or

  • a Health Care Card

If you have an enquiry or would like to make an appointment please contact us on 03 9349 7400.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and pay our respect to their culture, and their past and present Elders.   We also pay respect to Indigenous cultures and Elders from other lands.