APCO represents the
Asia-Pacific regions as one of the regional secretariats of the World Council of Optometry.
The mission of the APCO is to facilitate the enhancement and development of primary eye and vision care by optometrists in the Asia and Pacific regions. A biennial scientific meeting, the Asia Pacific Optometric Congress (APOC) has been held since 1978. In 2021 APCO partnered with Optometry Australia to support its annual virtual conference and product showcase. Optometry Virtually Connected was held entirely online on 18-20 June 2021 and optometrists from all APCO member countries were invited to attend.