ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIAN OPTOMETRISTS
AMO is the registered professional body in Malaysia to represent the Optometry and Eye Care Profession. All eye care practitioners in Malaysia must be registered with the Malaysian Optical Council (Optical Act 1991) under the purview of the Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (Ministry of Health, Malaysia).
Our association was form in February 1984 consisting of 200 odd members throughout Malaysia and overseas. Today we have 450 members. In Malaysia we are the only body that represents the optometrist profession. All of our members are either graduated overseas or locally. We are the primary eye care professional who can recognize eye problems and plan a proper course of therapy related to the eye or carry out the appropriate referrals. Through this association, we hope to unite all the optometrists throughout the country and together we will promote by all reasonable means, the encouragement and advancement of the science of optics in its application to the preservation of sight.