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Letter from the President

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Thanks to our donors!

We are thrilled to have reached our $20K fundraising target for the National Vision Research Insitute's Nicola Family Fund.  John Nicola of Optiqueline, a long term supporter of the NVRI (an ACO division), is currently undertaking the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert and has generously committed his fundraising efforts to the NVRI.   See John's FB page for the latest updates.

It's not too late to make a donation to help us really exceed the target! 

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 - we wish him the very best of luck for his run!  



2016 CPD Calendar 

ACO's new CPD Calendar for Continuous Professional Development for Optometrists is now available.  ACO CPD Calendar.  

Bookings for all events can be done by 

  • phone  03 9349 7477
  • email the booking form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • fax booking form to 03 9349 7559 or
  • book online through the Member Page.

See ACO Website Professional Development for more information and booking forms. 


 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 lands.