Helping 50,000 Australians improve their quality of life every year.

Eye Care

See better. Live better.

Proudly not-for-profit, the ACO provides quality affordable eye care to all patients – young and old. Delivering eyecare for over 50 years, our focus is on the health of your eyes and enhancing your vision.


Your learning community

The ACO is a leader in lifelong learning for optometrists. We offer a comprehensive program of innovative education and professional development that incorporates best practice and advances in the profession.

The National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) is celebrating 50 years at the forefront of vision research in 2022.

During this time, the NVRI has honed a skillset unique within the Australian research landscape, collaborated closely with scientists, research organisations, industry, and universities of the highest calibre, and revelled as NVRI Alumni reach new heights internationally.


Connecting the profession

ACO members join a collegial optometry community of over 1000 optometrists and students across Australia and New Zealand. Members enjoy an extensive range of membership benefits including discounted access to ACO education and professional development programs.

See Better. Live Better.