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Supporting the Susan Larter Vision Trust

Donate online or download and complete this form. (Please note: If you wish to use American Express, you will need to use the form). Please note that all donations of $2 and over are tax deductible in Australia.

Kids need help

There are thousands of children and adults in Australia who have problems with vision and learning. Behavioural optometrists provide assessment and care for children with delayed development of vision and learning with the aim of optimising their visual capability. Extended programs of therapy are often prescribed to bring the eyes and brain to a higher level of function. These programs can run for several weeks or sometimes longer, producing life-changing improvements in the patient. However, the programs are not funded by Medicare or private health insurance, and the burden can be considerable for disadvantaged families.

How we help

The Trust provides funding to cover a substantial part of the cost of vision therapy programs. When an ACBO member optometrist identifies a patient who needs vision therapy but lacks the financial capacity to undertake the program, the optometrist can assist the patient to make an application to the Trust for a grant of $1000 which will cover much of the cost of the treatment. The application is then assessed and approved by a dedicated panel of ACBO Fellows, and treatment can usually commence within 2 weeks.

Where the money comes from

Financial support comes from ACBO members who make regular contributions through fund-raising events, optical industry suppliers, and Sue Larter’s family and supporters who give very generously to carry on her life’s work. Substantial seed funding has been received from our sponsor The Brien Holden Vision Institute, and ACBO provides all administration services at no cost to the Trust. Other professional services are provided by Trust supporters on a pro-bono basis, so you can be confident that your donations are not being eaten up in admin fees and hidden bureaucratic expenses – all funds go to the patients who need help.

Corporate sponsorship

We need your help! Become a sponsor and join our high profile benefactors to help kids in need. All sponsors are acknowledged in the Trust’s marketing activities. The Susan Larter Vision Trust is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status so all donations are tax deductible.

Personal donations

All contributions large & small are gratefully accepted. Many ACBO members make regular monthly contributions to the Trust and these generous gestures mean that another child will be helped. Please download the donation form or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Donations to the Susan Larter Vision Trust are tax deductible.


Patron: Prof Brien Holden OAM
Trustee: The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists
Supporters & Sponsors:
The Brien Holden Vision Institute
Teamwork Accounting
ACBO Members and Fellows
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Ideology Consulting

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