Susan Walton OAM
Susan has been in independent practice in the Newcastle area for 35 years, having her own business for more than 30 of those years. Her husband, Evan has been involved with managing the practice as a family concern and has a 27 yr old daughter Hannah, who has now joined the business as a Vision Therapist. Susan gained her Bachelor of Optometry in 1981 & became an inaugural Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry in 1988, and was awarded an OAM in 2014 for her services to community health, particularly for her role in providing eye care – on a voluntary basis for over 20 years – to those with special needs as part of the Opening Eyes branch of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.
She specialises in Behavioural and Neuro-Developmental Eyecare & also Sports Vision (having been a past National Chairperson). She currently is the Asia-Pacific & Australian Director of the Opening Eyes Program for the Special Olympics. In the above capacities Susan has attended both the Atlanta Olympics & three Special Olympic World Games in the USA, Dublin, Ireland. Locally, Susan is the Sports Vision consultant to the Hunter Academy of Sport & has advised in this capacity for over 20 years.
She thoroughly enjoys, & is extremely passionate about her profession.
Vision Therapist/Optical Technician
Hannah is our accredited Vision therapist and has a great rapport working with the many children who undertake our programs to assist with their visual difficulties affecting their learning progress. She also works with adults with a variety of visual deficits that may be associated with stroke and/or brain injury . Her passion shines through working with the various children and adults in vision therapy programs.