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Tuggerah Lakes

Tuggerah Lakes Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    02 4347 9955
    FAX : 02 4347 9954

  • Location

    Suite C3, Kanwal Medical Complex, 654 Pacific Hwy
    Kanwal nsw 2259

  • Hours

    M–Tu 8 am–5 pm

    Sat Closed

    Sun Closed

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Vision Eye Institute Tuggerah Lakes is a friendly practice offering high-quality general and specialist ophthalmic care to Central Coast residents of all ages. We provide a wide range of services for patients, from general eye checks to diagnosis and treatment of complex eye conditions in both adults and children.

Our clinic is child-friendly and specialises in paediatric ophthalmology (children’s eye health). We offer comprehensive eye examinations and diagnose and treat a range of children’s eye conditions.

Each patient is greeted with a warm smile and their privacy and comfort is our highest priority.

In Focus

Vision Eye Institute Tuggerah Lakes now open

We are pleased to announce that Vision Eye Institute Tuggerah Lakes is now open and accepting new patients. We look forward to welcoming you into our brand new, state-of-the-art clinic!

Clinic facilities

Vision Eye Institute Tuggerah Lakes is conveniently located in the Kanwal Medical Complex and the medical precinct of Wyong Public Hospital on the Pacific Highway. We are positioned across the road from Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.

Our clinic is accessible to those with low mobility or those who require mobility aids. We are situated on the ground floor and onsite parking is available directly outside the suite door. The clinic also has a wheelchair-accessible entrance and restroom.

As we are a child-friendly clinic, baby change facilities are available.

Clinic services

Vision Eye Institute Tuggerah Lakes is fully equipped for ophthalmic consultations, diagnostic testing and minor procedures. Surgical procedures are performed at Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital, across the road from the clinic.

Children’s eye health

During a comprehensive eye examination, we may perform tests to measure your child’s visual acuity (how well they can see) and their eye muscle health. We will also check for misalignment of the eyes and whether your child needs glasses.

Conditions treated include lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), droopy eyelid (ptosis) and congenital cataracts and glaucoma.

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). Our cataract specialists can provide you with a range of IOLs and help you select one based on your visual preferences and lifestyle. Cataract surgery is performed as a day surgery procedure at Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.

Retinal conditions

Our ophthalmologists have special interests in medical retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and macular degeneration. Eye drops will be used to dilate your pupil so we can examine the back of the eye, where the retina is. These drops make your vision blurry and increase your sensitivity to glare – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. Your ability to drive may also be affected.

A range of other tests and procedures may follow to help provide an accurate diagnosis and guide your treatment. Many retinal conditions can be sight-threatening, so your ophthalmologist may recommend an urgent procedure or surgery.


The term ‘glaucoma’ refers to a group of conditions where the optic nerve (eye nerve) becomes damaged, eventually leading to irreversible sight loss. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type. It is also known as the ‘sneak thief of sight’ because visual symptoms generally aren’t noticed until the disease is quite advanced.

Glaucoma treatment can involve medicated eye drops, laser or surgery (e.g. minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, trabeculectomy).

Nerve-related vision problems

We perform comprehensive examinations to diagnose and treat a range of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system. These conditions include myasthenia gravis, brain tumours and strokes, giant cell arteritis, thyroid eye disease, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and multiple sclerosis (MS). Treatment will depend on your specific condition.

Virtual refractive assessments (laser eye surgery assessments)

Our clinic is part of a network of highly experienced doctors that provide best-practice care for patients across all ophthalmic subspecialties. We offer virtual consultations with our NSW laser specialists, during which we can assess your suitability for laser vision correction (refractive surgery). Laser procedures are carried out at our Chatswood or Hurstville locations.


In many cases, pterygium (Surfer’s eye) can be treated with the use of simple eye drops to manage symptoms, such as inflammation, mild pain, itching or a feeling of having grit in the eye. If the growth is significant or causes other problems, pterygium removal is usually recommended.

Our doctors are skilled in pterygium excision. Using microsurgery techniques, the surgeon will carefully remove the pterygium and replace it with a graft of healthy tissue taken from the same eye, which is fixed into place. The procedure will be carried out at Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.

  • Eileen Hollifield Practice Manager
  • Jessica Schenk Orthoptist

The information on this page is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.


Getting here

By car

Our clinic is located on the Pacific Hwy in Kanwal. We are easy to reach by car and onsite parking is available.

Please be aware that you may require pupil-dilating drops during your visit. These drops can make your vision blurry, increase your sensitivity to glare and sunlight and affect your ability to drive. You may need to arrange for someone to accompany you home or wait until the effects have worn off before driving. We also recommend that you bring a pair of sunglasses with you.

By public transport

The clinic is accessible by bus from Wyong train station, Wyong shopping precinct, Westfield Tuggerah and surrounding suburbs.

Disability access

Our clinic is situated on the ground floor, with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and restroom.

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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