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.
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 ACO is dedicated to improving eye health outcomes of communities through research conducted by the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI).
Over 50 years, the NVRI has held a unique space within the Australian research landscape. This journey will continue as it shifts direction from basic and neuroscience research to prioritise and expand capacity for clinical, public health and translational research.
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.
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