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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The SOA-AOC e-Symposium 2021

With the pandemic still in force and healthcare in the spotlight, it is also timely to focus on eye health matters, especially when myopia is on the rise with lockdowns and home-based work or schooling.

This year, the Singapore Optometric Association is honoured to be hosting the digital Asia Optometric Congress, on the 4-5th May 2021. The theme is Myopia Management and Ortho K.

The program features topics that would help any eye care practitioner keen to go beyond vision correction to a holistic view of myopia management. Leading experts in myopia and epidemiology will share the latest in research and development as well as panel discussions on ideas that you will find useful in practice.

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Management & Science University(MSU), Malaysia and Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) launched the Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research(JOEHR) as the official journal for AOC in a MOU ceremony in Kuala Lumpur

Today, marks a very significant day and historic for Optometry in Asia, as Management & Science University(MSU), Malaysia and Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) launched the Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research(JOEHR) as the official journal for AOC in a MOU ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. Read More

Indian Optometry Gets Legislated!

24th of March 2021 was a historic date for the Indian Optometry and other allied healthcare professions. After waiting endlessly for almost seven decades, the longest pending bill in the history of India was passed in the parliament by the Government of India. Read More

e-Asia Optometric Congress

In partnership with Asia Optometric Congress, the Association of Malaysian Optometrists successfully hosted eAOC2020 with more than 2600 delegates from 18 – 19 November 2020

On 18 & 19 November, Malaysia hosted about 2600 attendees at the virtual Asia Optometric Congress. Organised by the Association of Malaysian Optometrists and Asia Optometric Congress, this congress was opened by YBhg. Datuk Dr Hj. Rohaizat Bin Hj. Yon on behalf of YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Noor Hisham Bin Abdullah, Director-General of Health, Malaysia. 

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SOA e-Conference

The inaugural SOA E-Conference was held between 03/06/2020 to 06/06/2020. It was a landmark conference as it was the first conference to be held digitally by the association. It set the path for opening up collaborations between optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists in Singapore to improve the standards of eye care in Singapore.

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Light, Colour & Vision – Virtual Conference

Date: JUNE 20TH – 21ST, 2020
Venue: Zoom Conference Call
(Once registered you will receive the link invitation for the meeting)

BASIC 101 COURSE – By Simon Grbevski BOptom, FACBO, FCOVD, FCSO.

You may have heard syntonics mentioned at a number of behavioural conferences, especially those of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and now you have the opportunity to learn about it and immediately implement it in your practice. Read More

The Sixth Optometry Forum of CODE was Successfully Concluded

The sixth optometry forum of China Optometry Development Education (CODE) was successfully concluded on 23rd May 2020. This forum is sponsored by Optometrist Branch of China Optometric & Optical Association, National Optometry Guidance Committee, organized by TianJin Vocational Institute and co-organized by China Glasses Science-technology Magazine.

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