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An environment for collaboration

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.

Shared Vision

Do you share our vision?

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 Clinical Relationships Team and also offers clinical placements for optometrists in the process of becoming therapeutically endorsed and for students.

Why should I join?

Membership is free and provides access to:

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Explore our online collection of regularly updated material, including online learning modules, case studies, videos, podcasts, clinical pearls and articles.

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CPD events

Join us at our CPD events and national webinars held throughout the year.

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Access useful content such as urgent care availability for individual Vision Eye Institute clinics, practice tools and patient handouts.

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Account profile

Manage your contact and practice details.

Referring a patient

To refer a patient to Vision Eye Institute, simply choose from one of these convenient methods:

  1. Oculo

    Log in to your Oculo account and select your preferred Vision Eye Institute ophthalmologist

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  2. Vision Eye Institute interactive referral forms

    Click the links below to download and save an interactive referral form to your device. You can then either type directly into the form before printing, or print the form and fill it out by hand.

  3. Vision Eye Institute referral pad orders

    Click the links below to request a hard-copy referral pad from the Vision Eye Institute Clinical Relationships Team. Alternatively, you can email your name, practice address and phone number, and the type and number of referral pads needed, to [email protected].

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Dedicated Clinical Relationships Team

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 team to assist you and your patients every step of the way. Our Clinical Relationship Managers actively seek feedback so that we can continuously improve our services.

The Clinical Relationships Team is also responsible for managing Vision Eye Institute’s program of educational activities, including our popular national webinar series.

For any queries regarding referrals, CPD events or clinical placements, please contact:

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    Sasha Kairouz


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    Kristina Iacovangelo


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    Anthea Nalder


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    Stephanie Stavrinakis


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Optometry student placements

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:

  • The consultation process
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Ophthalmic conditions that warrant referral
  • Ophthalmic treatments and surgeries
  • Managing patient flows
  • The optometrist-orthoptist-ophthalmologist pathway.


Research at Vision Eye Institute

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.

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