Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too quickly during childhood. The prevalence among 12 year old Australian children has doubled in the last 6 years. At the ACO we offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia and our experienced optometrists can help you determine the best treatment for your child. Current treatments for controlling myopia progression include Atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”) and multifocal eyeglasses
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.