Low vision services

The ACO has been a world leader in the provision of low vision care for over 40 years.

Our aim is to help our vision impaired patients to make the best use of their remaining vision.  Our comprehensive low vision service is offered through our centrally located Carlton clinic, with introductory services offered throughout our other services.

Magnifiers are available at subsidised rates for patients with Health Care or Pensioner Concession cards. We carry a comprehensive range of devices, from low cost to high end; catering to any budget. Patients are able to try new technology, with a range of electronic vision enhancement systems (both desktop and portable) available for demonstration.

Referrals are welcome from all healthcare professionals and family or friends. Many of our patients are co-managed with other healthcare professionals; with ACO’s low vision clinic providing rehabilitative care, and another optometrist or ophthalmologist managing ocular healthcare.

Low vision services include assistance to patients with impaired vision, including:

  • Magnifiers and reading aids
  • Distance and television magnification
  • Assistance with adaptive technology including electronic reading devices
  • Ocular healthcare and/or advice on eye conditions
  • Advice regarding lighting and improving contrast
  • Referrals for orientation and mobility training
  • Occupational therapy assessment and equipment referrals
  • Adaptive devices to improve activities of daily living
  • Vision impaired sports classification, including national level Australian Paralympic Committee classification

We aim to help our vision impaired patients to make the best use of their remaining vision. Our comprehensive low vision service is offered through our centrally located Carlton clinic, with introductory services offered throughout our other services.

Magnifiers are available at subsidised rates for patients with Health Care or Pensioner Concession cards.  We carry a comprehensive range of devices, from low cost to high end; catering to any budget. Patients are able to try new technology, with a range of electronic vision enhancement systems (both desktop and portable) available for demonstration.

Referrals are welcome from all healthcare professionals and family or friends.  Many of our patients are co-managed with other healthcare professionals; with ACO’s low vision clinic providing rehabilitative care, and another optometrist or ophthalmologist managing ocular healthcare.