About Us

The Philippine College of Optometrists is the leading peer recognition body in Asia dedicated to global excellence in education, practice and research in the field of vision science. It was established in October 1998 primarily to promote the advancement of optometry as a science and a profession; and to promote excellence by developing the highest level of competence among optometrists


  • Develop educational programs and opportunities for optometric practitioners, educators, researchers, and students.
  • Develop research capabilities in the field of vision science at par with international standards.
  • Develop the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct among its members.


PCO's vision is to develop a critical mass of optometrists who exhibit the highest levels of global competence in their respective fields in optometry while promoting the advancement of optometry as a science and as a profession.


  • We are committed to work for competence in all aspects of our endeavors, be it in practice, education or research.
  • Excellence and Innovation:
  • We are committed to pursue excellence in the delivery of our services and to seek innovation in all our programs and projects.

  • Integrity and Ethics:
  • We are committed to uphold the highest standards of honesty, trustworthiness, and righteousness that are exemplified in the Holy Bible, the Word of God.


  • Fellowship Certification
  • Diplomate Certification
  • Accreditation of Clinical Residency Program
  • Accreditation of Clinical Fellowship Program
  • Annual Meetings
  • PCO Forum in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
  • PCO Workshops
  • Faculty Development Program.
  • Exhibits of Optometric Products and Services