The ACO is proud to recognise the outstanding achievements in the profession with our annual awards. These are to presented to both Members and Non-Members who are held in high esteem by their peers and who have contributed to the ACO and/or the optometry profession.
Each year we invite Members to submit their nominations for the ACO Honorary Life Membership Award and the ACO Member Award for Outstanding Service.
Know someone deserving? Send us your recommendations today!
Nominations for ACO Awards are now open, closing 5 March 2023.
Your tax-deductible donation will help thousands of vulnerable and low-income community members receive the quality eye care all Australians deserve. With your support, we can continue to provide optometry services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as outreach services such as providing eyecare to outreach services such as providing eyecare to people experiencing homelessness or to our Home Support Program for limited-mobility patients.
You may also like to support world-leading eye health research through the National Vision Research Institute. The NVRI is conducting research that will lead to the preservation of sight and the prevention of blindness. Current projects include the development of a bionic eye, understanding the flow of vision information in the brain and a range of projects focussed on eye health and disease.