SOA and AOC Optometry Bursary

Dear AOC members,
On this World Sight Day I like to announce the launch of SOA and AOC Optometry Bursary. This bursary is awarded to optometry students from our all our member countries.

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GMS-AOC Asian Track

We’re so blessed to have 11 distinguished speakers from Asia with over 200 years of invaluable experience in research and clinic joined AOC to participate the 1st GMS/AOC Asia Track.

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IPAO-AOC e-Symposium 2021 (13 Sept 2021)

Dear Fellow Colleagues,

On behalf of the AOC Exco, we would like to announce two upcoming events for AOC members:

IPAO-AOC e-Symposium 2021 (13 Sept 2021)

Following the SOA-AOC e-Symposium in-collaboration with the Singapore Optometric Association in May, this is to announce the second e-symposium of AOC in 2021, IPAO-AOC e-Symposium, in-collaboration with the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (IPAO).

The theme of this e-Symposium is Sports and Vision Rehabilitation, with the support from Dr. Charles Shidlofsky, president of the International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) and Vice President, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

Registration is free and can be processed through the link below:


Indian Entry Level Optometry Competency Standards 21 (IELOCS 21)

Association of Schools and Colleges of India (ASCO India) presented its next edition of Indian entry level optometry competency standards (IELOCS 21) on the 6th of August 2021. ASCO India’s vision and mission is to update and upgrade optometry education and practising standards of optometrists in India. This is achieved through various fellowships, continuous educational programs, and conferences conducted for optometry educational institutions and optometrists in India.

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New Educational Partnership with The Global Myopia Symposium (GMS)

The Global Myopia Symposium (GMS), a world leader in myopia-based education, is pleased to announce a new educational partnership with the Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) — Through this partnership, the two organizations will focus on providing cutting-edge clinical education for eyecare practitioners. In particular, the GMS-AOC Asia track will be inaugurated at the second annual GMS meeting, taking place September 16 to 19, 2021. Dr. Oliver Woo (Australia), chairman of AOC-Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, serves as the education coordinator and will be working with the AOC and GMS to specifically coordinate and plan educational activities between the two organizations.

Stay tuned for more details about the GMS-AOC Asia track in addition to the full program details for the GMS 2021!

SOA-AOC e-Symposium 2021

SOA-AOC e-Symposium 2021

Theme : Myopia Management and Orthokeratology

It was an eventful two half-day webinar (4-5 May 2021) and the first time that SOA collaborated with AOC to conduct this regional e-Symposium. This is the first AOC e-Symposium series in 2021.

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Lifetime Outstanding Award


Dr Polo Qi has been awarded the Lifetime Outstanding Award at the “Extraordinary Brand Award Ceremony” organised by 4Eyes Magazine.

AOC is truly proud of Dr Polo Qi’s achievements and contribution towards optometry in Asia.

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