Association of Malaysian Optometrists provides a range of services and benefits for members, ranging from political representation to publications and discount programs. Some of the services and benefits available to members are shown here.
- Education and research
- Advice to the community
- International role
- Industry liaison
- Planning for the profession
- Public relations
- Relations with other professional groups
Association of Malaysian Optometrists represents optometry in dealings with government to maintain the profession’s position in the delivery of primary eye care.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists is constantly developing and reviewing standards of practice, which are available to members, educators and legislators. In the interests of high quality practice, the Association has developed a code of ethics, entry level and therapeutic competencies for the profession and practice guidelines.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists is the principal provider of continuing professional education for optometrists in Malaysia. It holds regular local and overseas conferences and seminars across the country and maintains a list of relevant overseas congresses.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists provides advice on optometry, vision and eye care to:
- members of the public, including those with complaints
- government departments, private bodies and companies, health agencies
- the media
- other professions�
The Association is in regular communication with many overseas optometric associations and participates in exchange visits with some associations.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists works co-operatively with other industry bodies such as MOWA (Malaysia Optical Wholesalers Association) and other international contact lens company.
The Association conducts regular studies monitoring the work force to ensure the profession’s continued viability. It has developed, implemented and continues to expand and update its Strategic Plan.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists regularly develops public awareness and information programs aimed at raising the profile of and expanding the public’s understanding of optometry. Through annual campaigns such as World Sight Day and many others press conferences, the Association targets various stakeholders throughout the year.
Association of Malaysian Optometrists maintains ongoing relations with other professional organisations, particularly those in the health care field. Meetings are regularly held with medical, pharmacy and paramedical organisations.
The Association has materials to assist optometrists in establishing relationships with local general medical practitioners and has close associations with Lions Clubs and other charity association in vision screening and donate optical devices to those in need.