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Vision Eye Institute Sydney – Ophthalmology

Vision Eye Institute has been treating eye patients in Sydney and New South Wales for more than 20 years. We have a large network of general (comprehensive) and subspecialist ophthalmologists, many of whom hold public hospital appointments, are internationally regarded experts and are extensively involved in clinical research trials and teaching.

Our 5 clinics, 2 laser suites and 2 days surgeries are located throughout Sydney to ensure patients can access high-quality, expert eye care and state-of-the-art equipment in a timely and convenient manner. A number of our patients also travel from interstate and regional NSW. If you are concerned with your vision, contact us today.

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Complete the form below and we will contact you to arrange an appointment. You will need to bring a current referral letter from a GP or optometrist to your consultation. If you are interested in laser eye surgery and require a referral letter, an appointment can be arranged with one of our optometrists to organise this.

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In Focus

Bondi Junction clinic relocation and expansion

Our clinic has moved to a newly renovated facility on Bronte Rd, just a short walk from our previous address. The new location boasts the same convenient access, nestled between the Bondi Junction train station and Eastgate and Westfield shopping centres.

The move follows the exciting expansion of our team of doctor partners. A/Prof Michael Lawless is now joined by A/Prof Colin Chan and Prof Gerard, providing accessible refractive services to the local community. We have also welcomed Dr Athena Roufas, a highly experienced cataract, corneal and glaucoma specialist.

Dr Simon Chen, Dr Ralph Higgins and Dr Roger McGuinness will continue to consult at the new facility.

Bondi Junction

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We offer a range of ophthalmic services across our Sydney and New South Wales clinics, including:

Laser eye surgery

Vision Eye Institute surgeons in NSW perform SMILE®, LASIK and ASLA (also called PRK) laser vision correction. Our surgical team includes:

  • members of the first group to perform laser eye surgery in Australia (with the excimer laser)
  • the first Australian surgeon to perform LASIK with the femtosecond laser
  • the first Sydney surgeon to perform SMILE
  • the first surgeon in the Asia-Pacific region to perform Wavefront-guided LASIK.

Between them, our surgeons have performed tens of thousands of procedures. Patients are treated in our dedicated laser suites featuring the latest technology and amenities.

Following a rigorous screening and assessment in the clinic that lasts for approximately two hours, your ophthalmologist will recommend a surgical plan that takes into account your vision correction requirements, individual eye measurements and lifestyle goals.

Book a laser eye consultation or order an info pack

Cataract surgery

A cataract is often mistaken for a growth. In actual fact, a cataract develops when the eye’s lens changes from being clear and transparent to cloudy. As a result, light rays have difficulty passing through to the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (the retina) and vision is affected.

Surgical removal of cataracts involves removing the affected lens and replacing it with an artificial one. This is one of the most commonly performed procedures around the world.

Vision Eye Institute has a number of experienced cataract surgeons in Sydney, who offer both standard and laser cataract surgery. We also accept referrals for difficult or complex cataract cases.

Book a cataract consultation

Lens surgery

If you are not suitable for laser eye surgery, our refractive surgeons also offer many other vision correction options. This includes lens surgery, which is also known as refractive lens exchange or clear lens surgery. Lens surgery is essentially the same as cataract surgery – in other words, the surgeon replaces the natural lens with an artificial one. The only exception is that the natural lens isn’t cloudy like it is with a cataract.

Advancements in lens technology mean that many people have even been able to get rid of their reading glasses with premium trifocal intraocular lenses. Speak to us to see if we can help you.

Book a lens consultation

Glaucoma diagnosis and management

Otherwise known as the ‘sneak thief of sight’, glaucoma often goes unnoticed until the disease is quite advanced. Vision loss due to glaucoma is usually the result of increased pressure within the eye and is irreversible. Many Australians don’t realise they have the condition, which is why regular checks with an eye care professional are so important – even if you haven’t noticed a problem.

Glaucoma is a chronic condition that requires ongoing monitoring and management to preserve remaining sight. There is no cure. Vision Eye Institute has glaucoma specialists who offer medical, laser and surgical treatment options as part of their long-term patient care.

Book a glaucoma consultation

Retinal conditions

At the back of the eye is light-sensitive tissue known as the retina, which can be affected by a number of conditions and diseases (e.g. age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema, retinal tears). Our retinal clinics accept all referrals involving the retina, including emergency cases.

All retinal patients undergo comprehensive testing and assessment, which can take some time. Please note pupil-dilating drops are used to carry out the examination. These drops cause blurry vision and sensitivity to glare and bright light for several hours. Treatment for retinal conditions may include eye injections, retinal laser treatment and vitrectomy surgery.

Because retinal conditions can be sight-threatening, an urgent consultation is often required. We recommend that consultations are booked by calling the clinic directly.

Find a retinal clinic

Corneal conditions

Vision Eye Institute corneal specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including keratoconus, dry eye, corneal dystrophy, pterygium and keratitis. Our clinics are fully equipped for comprehensive diagnostic testing and assessment of the cornea.

Your doctor will recommend treatment based on your condition. Our corneal specialists offer the full range of treatment options, including eye injections (also called intravitreal injections), corneal cross-linking, photodynamic therapy and corneal ring segments. A number of our surgeons also have expertise in performing corneal transplants.

Book a corneal consultation

Reconstructive eye surgery (oculoplastics)

Patients with an eyelid lesion or tumour, drooping eyelids (also known as ptosis), hooded eyelids, baggy eyelids or blocked tear ducts may require surgical correction. This delicate reconstructive surgery around the eye and its associated structures is called oculoplastic surgery. Our reconstructive oculoplastic surgeons are also available to provide second opinions.

Book an oculoplastics consultation

General eye health

Vision Eye Institute ophthalmologists also see patients with more general conditions. After careful questioning and history taking, a comprehensive examination of both eyes will take place in the clinic using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment. Most of the test results are usually available immediately, but some may take a few days. Treatment, if necessary, will depend on your condition.

Book an eye health consultation.


Sydney & New South Wales

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IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your eyes and require an urgent consultation, DO NOT use this form. Please call one of our clinics during office hours or contact your nearest emergency department.

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