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Patient and Clinical Services

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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.
 
 

 

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Latest News

Leader in the field of bionic vision from Japan visits Melbourne

Professor Takashi Fujikado of Ossaka Unversity Medical School recently visited Melbourne as a part of his organisation's collaboration with Bionic Vision Australia.  At a presentation at Melbourne Town Hall on 15 October he shared his experience of testing the bionic eye in patients with the attendees at the public lecture in the Melbourne Town Hall last Wednesday. Our NVRI PhD student, Matias Maturana thanked Professor Fujikado in fluent Japanese.

Professor Fujikado

Furlong Park School for Deaf Children

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The ACO's yearly visit to Furlong Park School for Deaf Children occurred in mid September.  Lead Optometrist Paediatric Services, Dr Nellie Deen, and Staff Optometrist, Hee Wei Yii, saw around 30 children for comprehensive eye examinations.  Of the children seen at Furlong Park 35-40% had vision related problems, compared to another local primary school where the ACO usually detects around 16% with problems. This is testament to the fact that there is an increased prevalence of significant vision impairment in children with other disabilities, making these visits even more important.
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