Multidisciplinary care is increasingly recognised as a key factor in delivering comprehensive healthcare services and achieving optimal patient outcomes. We place great value on the role of education in fostering a strong culture of clinical and scientific excellence – not only internally and with our ophthalmology colleagues, but also with other medical and allied healthcare professionals. Many of our doctors are extensively involved with teaching and examining medical students, optometry students, optometrists, GPs and ophthalmology trainees.
We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge with other healthcare professionals (HCPs) to ensure all Australians receive best-practice ophthalmic care.
That’s why we created SHARED VISION – a network that encourages and supports collaboration with our optometric and GP colleagues through various educational activities. In addition to this, Vision Eye Institute provides a dedicated referrer liaison team and also offers clinical placements for optometrists in the process of becoming therapeutically endorsed and for students.
Membership is free and provides access to:
Explore our online collection of regularly updated material, including online CPD modules, case studies, videos, podcasts and articles.
Join us at our clinic events, held regularly throughout the year, as well as our hugely popular annual state optometry conferences (Eye 360 and enVision).
Access useful content such as management and referral pathways, practice tools, patient handouts and our member-only newsletter featuring expert interviews and tips.
Manage your details and event registrations, request tax invoices and attendance certificates and view completed CPD activities in one place (only applicable to Vision Eye Institute events and CPD activities).
Join us online as we celebrate enVision's 25th birthday with a series of four free, 1-hour CPD webinars during October and November.
Our first webinar, 'Focus on red eyes and paediatrics', features Vision Eye Institute's Dr David Ng and Dr Rushmia Karim. This session is accredited for 3 CPD points, following attendance and completion of a short MCQ test.
Our second enVision webinar, 'Focus on glaucoma and OCT interpretation', features Vision Eye Institute's Dr Jason Cheng, Dr Mark Jacobs and Dr Simon Chen. This session is accredited for 3 CPD points, following attendance and completion of a short MCQ test.
Dr Rushmia Karim, Dr Colin Chan and Dr Tess Huynh feature in our third webinar of the enVision series, 'Focus on neuro and refractive'. This session is accredited for 3 CPD points, following attendance and completion of a short MCQ test.
To refer a patient to Vision Eye Institute, simply choose from one of the convenient methods below:
Patients who have been referred to an ophthalmologist are often anxious, highlighting the importance of a smooth and seamless referral process. That’s why we have a dedicated, clinically qualified referrer liaison team to assist you and your patients every step of the way. Our referrer liaisons actively seek feedback so that we can continuously improve our services.
This liaison team is also responsible for managing Vision Eye Institute’s program of educational activities.
For any queries regarding referrals, CPD events or clinical placements, please contact:
Many University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales final-year optometry students complete placements at Vision Eye Institute clinics. Together, our clinics host up to 200 students every year.
During their time with us, the optometry students become familiar with:
As a patient-focused company, Vision Eye Institute aims to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes. To achieve this, our practice must continue to evaluate and innovate.
Vision Eye Institute’s doctors have created a culture that emphasises rigorous clinical review. Through regular, methodical and comprehensive review of all facets of clinical and surgical practice, our doctors can readily benchmark themselves against best-practice outcomes. The demand for our doctors to share their results and experiences at scientific conferences, both locally and overseas, is testament to our ability to deliver a consistently high standard of patient care and clinical outcomes.
Due to the size of our organisation, we are able to support our doctors with a dedicated research team. This team is responsible for translating the data into peer-reviewed research articles and extending the group’s research interests.
In the past 5 years, Vision Eye Institute doctors have published more than 150 articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals, which is greater than any other private ophthalmic group in the country.
Given our strong presence within the scientific community, we are also often approached to conduct clinical trials on behalf of companies. This, in turn, provides our doctors with an opportunity to access the very latest clinical and surgical technology – a significant benefit that allows our patients to be at the forefront of ophthalmic care.
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.