Helen Summers Optometrist supports the following initiatives:
Helen uses her Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate Diploma in supporting and leading the goals of the organisation to support individuals and their families who have low vision or sensory loss and improving the lives of others.
The provision of good quality eye services is a fundamental part of improving the health of Indigenous Australians. Through visiting clinics across Arnhemland, Jabiru, Nhulunbuy and Katherine, Helen Summers and her team aim to "Close the Gap for Vision" by improving the quality and sustainability of eye care services to these remote areas in the Top End.
The Essilor Vision Foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Helen Summers uses her partnership with Essilor Australia to provide prescription glasses to underprivileged patients seen at her remote visiting clinics across the Top End.
The practice partakes in the annual World Sight Day Challenge, which is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error - the simple need for an eye exam and glasses.