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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

Applications are now open for the August intake of the ACO's therapeutics course


Life Membership Awards

On Friday 4th April the ACO bestowed Honourary Life Membership on two of its best known historical figures. Professors Jan Lovie-Kitchin and Ian Bailey developed the very significant LogMAR chart in the 1970s and have both had distinguished careers in optometry and vision science.

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Vision2014 - the 11th International Conference on Low Vision

The Australian College of Optometry had a huge presence at Vision Australia’s Vision2014, which took place from 31st March to 3rd April 2014 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The Conference theme was advancing research, upgrading practice and improving participation. The ACO’s Head of Clinical Services, Associate Professor Jonathan Jackson, was on the organizing committee for the conference and also its Master of Ceremonies.  Jonathan and other ACO staff presented papers, posters, and moderated sessions. The ACO also had a booth at the conference and attendees were able to take a site visit to the ACO at the end of the conference.
Jonathan MC ACO Booth 

The Lowitja Institute 2nd National Conference on Continuous Quality Improvement in ATSI Primary Health Care

The ACO had a booth at this conference - held 17th - 18th March at Etihad Stadium - in partnership with the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (University of Melbourne), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Fred Hollows Foundation and Vision2020 Australia.

L - R: Genevieve Napper (Lead Optom Aboriginal Services, ACO), Mitchell Anjou (Indigenous Eye Health Unit),
Anna Morse (Brien Holden Vision Institute), Andrea Boudville (Indigenous Eye Health Unit), Aryati Yashadhana (Brien Holden Vision Institute) and Colina Waddell (Brien Holden Vision Institute).