MEMBERSHIP
 

There are three categories of membership in the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry.

Ordinary Members: professional optometric organizations

Affiliate Members: organizations of special interest whose activities generally support the mission of the Council.

Distinguished Person Members: a lifetime honor bestowed upon individuals who have made a distinguished contribution anywhere in the world to promote the advancement of primary eye and vision care by optometrists and/or persons who have served the Council in a meritorious manner.

 

How to Become a Member

Please complete the membership application form (Ordinary Membership/ Affiliate Membership) if your organization meets the qualification and would like to apply for membership in the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry. Forward the complete form and accompanying documents (Executive Committee List) to the Acting Chief Administration Officer , APCO.

Inquiries on membership should be directed to:

Prof. George Woo
Acting Chief Administration Officer, Asia Pacific Council of Optometry
School of Optometry
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunghom, Kowloon
HONG KONG

secretariat@asiapacificoptometry.org

Distinguished Person Members:

- Dr. Damien Smith (1995)

- Dr. Claro Cinco (2001)

- Dr. Akio Kanai (2015)

Current Members

APCO now represents 25 optometric organizations from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,  Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the US.

Ordinary Members:

Australia
Optometrists Association Australia http://www.optometrists.asn.au

Cambodia
Optometrist Society of Cambodia

Canada
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca/en/index.html

Fiji
Fiji Optometric Association

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Association of Private Practice Optometrists http://www.hkappo.org.hk/

The Hong Kong Optometric Association http://www.hkoa.org.hk
The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists http://www.hkspo.org.hk

 

India

Indian Optometric Association http://www.ioa.co.in


Indonesia
Indonesian Opometrists Association (IROPIN) www.iropin.org 

Japan

Japan Optometric Association http://www.thejoa.org

All Japan Optometric and Optical Association http://www.megane-joa.or.jp

 

Korea

Korean Optometric Association http://www.optic.or.kr/

 

Malaysia

Association of Malaysian Optometrists http://www.amoptom.org

 

Nepal

Nepalese Association of Optometrists http://www.optometrynepal.org

New Zealand

New Zealand Association of Optometrists http://www.nzao.co.nz

   

Philippines

Optometric Association of the Philippines http://oapinc.wordpress.com/author/oapinc/ 

 

Singapore

Singapore Optometric Association http://www.optometrists.org.sg

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Optometric Association http://sloa.lk/

 

US

American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org


 

Affiliate Members:

China
China National Optometry Centre http://www.eye.ac.cn  

India

India Vision Institute http://www.indiavisioninstitute.org


Philippines

College of Optometry, Manila Central University http://www.mcu.edu.ph
School of Optometry, Centro Escolar University http://www.ceu.edu.ph/manila/optometry


Taiwan
School of Optometry, Chung Shan Medical University http://optometry.csmu.edu.tw


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