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ACBO Commence Research Initiatives

The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists has commenced important research initiatives through the Susan Larter Vision Trust. Patient care programs undertaken and funded by the Trust will provide information about paediatric and behavioural optometry therapies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

As part of the application process for funding, the treating optometrist will contribute to the research by providing a plan and goals for the treatment program. Measured outcomes and results will allow researchers to assess what forms of treatment are being delivered to children with vision and learning problems, and what outcomes are being achieved.

ACBO intends to partner with the universities that train optometrists, to design the program information systems and provide a quality flow of information to fuel solid and valuable research in behavioural and neuron-developmental optometry.

ACBO President, Dr. Paul Levi said “This is a vitally important and exciting development for ACBO and the optometry community”.

What the Optometry profession can do right now to assist the work of the Trust…

The Trust will provide quality practical and clinical research to support the existing and developing body of knowledge in behavioural optometry. Sue Larter worked hard to add to the profession’s body of knowledge and she would be proud of this development as part of the Trust in her memory.

“What the Optometry profession can do right now to assist the work of the Trust is make either a personal or professional donation so that we can kick start this wonderful initiative,” said Veronica Kypros, Executive Officer of ACBO.

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