Due to the developments of the COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty as a result, AOC 2020 will be postponed to 9 - 10 June 2021. This postponement is a precautionary measure as the safety of our attendees, faculty, and industry partners are of the utmost importance.

Welcome Message
    

As we move forward to 2021, we are humbled by events of 2020 that have brought us closer as a global optometry community to care for one another and to share best innovative practices to enable us to practice safer and better.

Malaysia is honoured to host Asia Optometric Congress on 9 -10 June 2021 in Kuala Lumpur. The theme for AOC 2021- a new vision. We seek to uncover new discoveries, new perspectives, new ways of practicing and forge new friendships.We invite the best from Asia and the world to come to share with us their wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience.

In addition to the top notch plenary sessions, keynote speakers, I look forward to the workshops, where participants will learn and get certification from experts in various field of optometry.

Truly this will be a conference for all optometrists from academia, hospital, private practice, etc. Optometrists come from diverse backgrounds and practices and it is in such diversity that makes us - Uniquely Asia.

May I also request the honour and privilege to welcome you to Malaysia, because to know Malaysia is to love Malaysia - a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.

Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly. 

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs. 

Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. 

See you at AOC 2021 and let us take care of you.

Mr. WOON Pak Seong
Organising Chair 
Asia Optometric Congress 2021