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Recognise Outstanding Achievers

The nominations for the 2017 ACO Member Award for Outstanding Service and the ACO Honorary Life Membership Award are now open. ACO members, we encourage you to support your colleagues and those that have made an exceptional contribution by submitting a nomination for one or both of these awards. Nominations close 30 November. More information and application form.

New Report Published

The Strengthening Aboriginal Eye Care Pathways and Eye Care Access project was undertaken by the Australian College of Optometry. It was funded by the North Metro and West Metro Health office of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. It was overseen by a regional stakeholder advisory group. The objectives were to review eye care services and eye care pathways for Aboriginal residents of the North Metro and West Metro and support optometry services to become more culturally responsive. For full details click on the report below.

Strengthening Eye Care Pathways Report 2016


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.