The Susan Larter Vision Trust

sue-larterAbout the Trust

The Susan Larter Vision Trust was established by The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) to honour the memory of former College President, Susan Larter. Sue was one of Australia’s most respected and innovative optometrists.

She was never a person to stand back when she saw people in need, and when Sue tragically died, ACBO determined to continue the work she started by setting up a Trust – a fitting memorial to a person dedicated to making the world a better place for children and their families. The Trust provides funding to cover a substantial part of the cost of vision therapy programs for disadvantaged families.

The Trust accepts donations and sponsorships from the profession and the public and is a registered charity. ACBO acts as Trustee and administers the operation of the Trust.

The Trust will always be grateful to Brien Holden

Brien HoldenThe Executive Board of ACBO joins countless people and organisations all over the world in mourning the loss of a truly inspirational man, Professor Brien Holden, who died in July 2015.

Brien was a great friend to ACBO and the Susan Larter Vision Trust of which he was the Patron.  Brien's generous and substantial donation provided early seed funding which resulted in the charity being able to provide treatment to children much more quickly than anticipated.  Brien, the Trust would not be where it is today without your generosity.

Brien also took a personal interest in ACBO's aspirations and enabled collaboration on a number of projects, particularly our Myopia education and through his excellent colleagues at BH Vision has helped ACBO explore new markets for our education through their global connections.  We are deeply grateful to have had BHV support for these initiatives.

We need your help! Become a sponsor and join our high profile benefactors to help kids in need. 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.

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The Susan Larter Vision Trust provides eligible patients with funding for optometric vision therapy that they could not otherwise afford. Optometrists may apply for funding on behalf of their patients.

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Jane 100px ACBO Fellow David Evian shares an inspiring patient story with us.

Jane is 14 years going on 21. Jane grew up with a single mother that was and possibly still is a substance abuser.

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LilyBehavioural Optometrist, Grace Wee guides Lily to improve her vision with the help of the Susan Larter Vision Trust.

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