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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

ACO FEATURE IMAGE LANDING PAGEThe Australian College of Optometry is delighted to announce that long term supporter of our National Vision Research Institute (NVRI), John Nicola of Optiqueline, is completing an ultra desert run - the Marathon des Sables (MdS) for the second time in 2015 and has committed his fundraising efforts to the NVRI.
The MdS is a 254km (200 mile) race in the Sahara desert, where competitors have to carry all that they need for the week long journey with them, with the exception of water.  
The ACO relies on the generous support of donors to continue its important work and we are extremely grateful to the intrepid John for making this further commitment of support to the NVRI!
Donations of $200 and above will receive an invitation to a special TEA & TOUR event to be held on 16th March 2015.  
This event will provide guests with exclusive access to the NVRI research facilities based in Carlton, Victoria.  Researchers will be on hand to provide demonstrations on the important studies being carried out within the laboratories.  


The ACO Celebrates 75 years!


The ACO is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015 and to celebrate we would love to hear your anecdotes and stories! We would greatly appreciate your recollections, photos and more. To contribute and for more information please download the recollection form or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

April 2015 Intake of the ACO Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics - Applications open!

This is the first online course in Australia that enables scheduled medicines endorsement for registered optometrists.  Course content will be delivered by an expert team of both national and international presenters, via flexible methods including online lectures, webinars, forums and local clinical placements. The next intake will commence in April 2015, an application form and further information can be found on the ACO-COT webpage.