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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.



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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


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Latest News

Today we are celebrating World Sight Day and calling for No More Avoidable Blindness!

On World Sight Day 2014 the ACO's Site Manager Angeliki Arvanitis was guest speaker at the Launch of the Vision Initiative new Multicultural Materials.  The other guest speaker was Victorian Minister for Health, Hon David Davis. 
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ACO Team at Vision Initiative Launch
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2nd Prize in 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Susmita_Equipment_cCongratulations to our National Vision Research Institute PhD student, Susmita Saha, on her 2nd Prize in the University of Melbourne Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience 3 Minute Thesis Competition!

8th National Homeless Conference

The ACO's Lead Optometrist Outreach Services Piers Carozzi is currently attending the 8th National Homelessness Conference on the Gold Coast.  This is an opportunity for people within the homelessness sector to network and learn. The conference provides a time to stop, think and reflect. Homelessness service managers and staff, federal, state/territory and local government representatives, academics and research as well as homelessness associations and other national organisations will all benefit from attending.  Piers will present on A partnership approach to building outreach eye care programs for people experiencing homelessness.

Lead Optometrist Outreach Services Piers Carozzi (right) with the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, federal Minister for Social Services, at the conference.

CBA Grant Improves Access to Eyecare for Disadvantaged Youth

The Australian College of Optometry has been awarded a Commonwealth Bank Community Grant for the second year in a row.  The grant of $10 000 will be used to develop specialised youth eyecare education material and a portable children’s vision testing kit.  The education material (posters and brochures) will be distributed to community centres, schools and youth service providers.  The vision testing kit will allow expansion of the ACO’s youth outreach program which targets youth who are homeless, have a disability, are from a disadvantaged or refugee background, are in juvenile detention or are indigenous community members.  An example this work occurred this week when the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency arranged for ACO optometrists to visit Reservoir High School and provide eye care services to indigenous students.

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