The Council shall have one object: to promote, protect and advance eye health and visual welfare of the peoples of the Asia and Pacific region through:
• Providing an international forum for the optometry associations of the Asia and Pacific region, and promoting communication and exchange among all of these associations to facilitate effective collaboration.
• Promoting the advancement of ethical professional behaviour and high standards of clinical care by optometrists.
• Promoting the high standards of education of optometrists as primary eye care professionals, through supporting the development of university education of optometrists in the Asia and Pacific region.
• Promoting, for protection of the public, the development of statutory control of the profession of Optometry in the Asia and Pacific region.
Promoting continuing professional development by convening scientific, educational and professional meetings and conferences among members of the Council and among optometrists from the Asia and Pacific region.
Supporting and facilitating public health programs in Optometry and primary eye health care on a national or international level.
Supporting advocacy for Optometry as a primary eye care profession to government and nongovernment agencies in the Asia and Pacific region.
Contributing to an informed public opinion among all peoples on matters relating to primary eye health care by optometrists.