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Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    02 9386 3666
    FAX : 02 9386 3699

  • Location

    Level 4, 3A Bronte Road
    Bondi Junction 2022 nsw

  • Hours

    M–F 8.30 am–5 pm

    Sat Closed

    Sun Closed

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Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction offers a wide range of ophthalmic services with our team of highly regarded specialists. We are home to some of Australia’s most experienced laser eye and cataract surgeons, who can offer patients the very latest advances in ophthalmic technology, including SMILE® laser eye surgery and laser cataract surgery. Our doctors also diagnose and treat general eye conditions, glaucoma and retinal conditions.

In Focus

Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction is now located in newly renovated premises on Bronte Rd

We are excited to announce that our clinic has moved to a newly renovated facility on Bronte Rd, only a short walk from our current address. Our new location is equally convenient, with many public transport options and both the Eastgate and Westfield shopping centres nearby.

Patients will continue to receive the same high-quality comprehensive eye care that we have been providing for over 20 years.

The move follows the recent addition of several doctor partners to our team, including an expansion of our refractive services with A/Prof Colin Chan and Prof Gerard Sutton joining A/Prof Michael Lawless. We have also recently welcomed Dr Athena Roufas to the Bondi Junction clinic. Dr Roufas is a highly experienced cataract, corneal and glaucoma specialist.

We look forward to seeing you at our new clinic!


Our new address:

Level 4, 3A Bronte Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
(Access via Spring St)

Clinic facilities

Our Bondi Junction clinic is equipped with various imaging systems to scan different parts of the eye. These include:

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to scan parts of the eye and assist with the diagnosis and monitoring of a number of eye conditions, particularly those involving the retina
  • Retinal photography, floaters scan and fluoroscein angiography to assist with the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases
  • Corneal topography (ATLAS and Orbscan) to provide comprehensive information about the cornea
  • Humphrey Field Analyzer to identify the presence of visual field defects and assist in the diagnosis and management of certain conditions, including glaucoma and related neurological disorders
  • Wavefront Supported Customised Ablation (WASCA) system to measure aberrations of the eye

Clinic services

Our clinic diagnoses and treats a range of eye conditions – some of which are described below. After your consultation, an orthoptist is available to answer any additional questions you have about your condition and the treatment plan or vision correction procedure that your doctor has advised, so that you can make an informed decision about your eye care.

Laser eye surgery

With the advancements in technology, we can now help the majority of people who wear glasses with some form of vision correction procedure – even if you’ve previously been told you don’t qualify. Many of our doctors specialise in laser eye surgery, including LASIK, SMILE, ASLA/PRK and refractive lens exchange or lens implant.

At the initial assessment consultation, we’ll carefully check your eyes to determine if you are suitable for vision correction and, if so, which procedure is most appropriate for you. As with any surgery, there are benefits and risks and your surgeon will discuss these with you.

Vision correction procedures are either performed in our clinic at Bondi Junction or at a closely located Vision Eye Institute day surgery.

If you live outside Sydney, we can often arrange for your initial assessment and laser eye surgery procedure to be performed on the same day (as long as you meet the necessary surgical criteria). We can also help organise local accommodation.

Laser cataract surgery

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial one. Traditionally, the entire operation was performed manually, but now surgeons can use laser technology to perform some of the steps. Our cataract surgeons were some of the first surgeons in Australia to perform laser cataract surgery and are highly experienced in both techniques. There are a variety of replacement lens options available, and your doctor will help you decide on the lens type that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs. Cataract surgery is performed as a day-surgery procedure.

Retinal procedures

We cater for all patients with retinal conditions – e.g. age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane and macular hole, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. Eye drops are used to dilate your pupil so that we can examine the back of your eye, where the retina is. Your vision will be blurry and you will have increased sensitivity to glare – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. Please note that you will not be able to drive home and will need to make other arrangements.

Treatments such as eye injections or laser therapy (which is different to laser eye surgery) may be performed on the same day, depending on the level of urgency. Retinal laser treatment is performed in the consultation room, and involves little or no discomfort. Patients requiring retinal surgery will have their procedure in a day surgery.

Glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is a common condition that can gradually lead to permanent sight loss, but there are a number of treatment options that can stop or slow the condition from worsening. For most people, regular use of medicated eye drops is sufficient. If additional treatments are necessary, our glaucoma specialists can perform laser treatment and surgery to reduce pressure inside the eye.

Laser procedures for glaucoma (e.g. selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser peripheral iridotomy) are performed in the clinic, and are painless and quick. Surgical procedures (e.g. filtration surgery and MIGS/iStent) are performed under a local anaesthetic in a day surgery.

Corneal procedures

Our corneal specialists are highly experienced in treating conditions such as keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, pterygium and corneal ulcers. Treatment for corneal conditions can involve one or more complex procedures including corneal transplantation, pterygium removal, corneal ring implants and collagen cross-linking.

Minor procedures

These include intraductal meibomian gland probing for dry eye and YAG capsulotomy for posterior capsule opacification following cataract surgery.

Fully accredited

We are committed to continuously monitoring and improving customer service. Our practice has developed a quality management system to meet the requirements of the International Organisation Standards ISO 9001 and achieve certification. These standards focus on the effectiveness of a practice’s quality management system in meeting the needs of its customer. Please let our reception staff know if you wish to provide us with feedback on our service – we welcome and appreciate all input.

SMILE® is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss Meditec

Clinic team

Doctor Partners

Associate Doctors

Dr Ralph Higgins
Dr Roger McGuinness

Support staff

Michael Nguyen Clinical team
Carolyn Tay Clinical team
Sonia Pham Clinical team

Getting here

By car

You can find our clinic within Bondi Junction's main shopping district. Only a few minutes from our previous address, it is easy to reach by car and public transport. Parking is available at Westfield and Eastgate shopping centres.

By public transport

Bondi Junction train station is a short walk away and numerous bus routes stop near the clinic.

Disability access

Lift access is available for people with limited mobility.

Have a question?

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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