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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.



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



Latest News

Historical Book Launch!

Book Launch
On Saturday 24th October the ACO launched a new book in commemoration of its 75th Anniversary.  The launch was held at a cocktail party with 75 guests at the MCG, at the end of the first day of the ACO National Conference.  

The History of Australian Optometry, by Emeritus Professor Barry Cole AM, tells the 200 year story of the emergence of optometry in Australia as an important primary health care profession.  It has been carefully researched to tell the "what, why and who" of the story in the context of a changing society.  For all this it is still an easy read and is lightened with pictures, anecdotes and asides about the quirks of history.

Make sure you don't miss out on purchasing your copy! Click here to download an order form, or here for further information.