Due to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions, ACO optometry clinics located in Melbourne are only open for essential care until Thursday 10th June. This includes the collection of glasses. All existing appointments are being assessed and if you have an appointment scheduled you will be contacted by a member of our team regarding the need to provide care at this time. All routine care is being deferred. 
If you have an urgent need for care or would like to speak to someone about your situation, please contact our clinics for further advice. For contact details for our clinics, click here.

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.


Visionary research

The ACO is committed to discovery and to leading the advancement of eye health through the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI). The NVRI undertakes internationally recognised research to improve the understanding of vision science and eye care.


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.