Disability services

The ACO run a specialist disability service equipped with a wide range of diagnostic equipment. This service is staffed by experienced optometrists to provide optometry eye care to patients who may struggle to find appropriate care in commercial practice due to their disability.

Patients who may benefit from ACO disability services include those impacted by:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Physical disabilities

Our aim is to provide appropriate, timely and comprehensive eye care to all patients regardless of their disabilities.  Our disability service includes in-clinic care at our Carlton clinic, as well as a visiting disability service provided to community residential units or day facilities.  Referrals are welcome from all healthcare professionals, house supervisors, support workers and family or friends.