With a reputation for excellence, Vision Eye Institute Chatswood offers a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services. Our clinical team is led by internationally recognised specialists in laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange, laser cataract surgery, corneal conditions, glaucoma and retinal conditions to name a few. Several of our doctors are pioneers in the field of laser eye surgery in Australia and, over the past 20 years, we have helped correct vision for more than 50,000 patients.
Surgical and vision correction procedures are performed on-site at our co-located day surgery and laser suite (Vision Day Surgery Chatswood), ensuring patient convenience and continuity of care.
If you are considering laser eye surgery, we offer a free, no-obligation initial assessment with one of our optometrists to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria. These assessments are available throughout the week and on Saturdays (bookings essential). If you are eligible, you will then require a consultation with one of our refractive ophthalmologists.
Appointments with our optometrists are free of charge and there is no obligation to book a consultation with an ophthalmologist.
Consultations with an ophthalmologist attract a fee (a Medicare rebate is available). There is no obligation to proceed with surgery.
For your convenience, we offer flexible interest-free payment options.
Vision Eye Institute Chatswood has been at the forefront of technological advancements in ophthalmology for 20 years. The clinic has a contemporary interior and features 2 comfortable reception areas, 14 consulting rooms and a treatment room for minor procedures. We are equipped with the latest-generation diagnostic equipment such as an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system for detailed imaging of the retina, Optos for wide-angle retinal imaging, Humphrey visual field testing (HVF), selective laser trabeculectomy (SLT) for glaucoma treatment and Pentacam High Resolution for corneal topography imaging.
The clinic is co-located with Vision Day Surgery Chatswood, allowing surgical and vision correction procedures to be performed on-site. Our dedicated laser suite has state-of-the-art technology for LASIK, ASLA/PRK and SMILE laser eye surgery, including the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser and the Schwind Amaris excimer laser. The day surgery is equipped with the Alcon LenSx femtosecond laser platform for laser cataract surgery.
If you live in a regional area, we are often able to provide same day consultation and surgery. Talk to us to find out more.
During your time at Vision Eye Institute Chatswood you will be cared for by qualified orthoptists, optometrists and your ophthalmologist. Together, their aim is to provide the highest quality of care to assist you in your diagnosis and treatment. Our clinic diagnoses and treats the full range of eye conditions, some of which are described below.
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.
Our vision correction doctors specialise in laser eye surgery, including LASIK, SMILE, ASLA/PRK and refractive lens exchange or lens implant (also known as phakic intraocular lens insertion). Our highly regarded surgeons were the first in Australia to perform LASIK and the first in Sydney to perform SMILE. We currently perform the highest number of SMILE procedures in Australia.
You will need to have an initial assessment consultation so that we can carefully examine your eyes and determine if you are suitable for a vision correction procedure, whether that be laser eye surgery or another type of procedure. As with any surgery, there are benefits and risks and your surgeon will discuss these with you.
Vision correction procedures are performed in our day surgery and laser suite.
Vision Eye Institute Chatswood was the first clinic in the Southern Hemisphere to perform laser cataract surgery and currently performs the most laser cataract procedures in Australia. Laser cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens of the eye with an artificial one, using a femtosecond laser to perform some of the steps that the surgeon would otherwise perform by hand.
There are a number of replacement lens options available. The lens you choose will determine whether you still require glasses for certain activities following surgery. Your doctor will help you select the right lens for your needs and lifestyle.
Cataract surgeries are performed in our day surgery.
Our corneal specialists commonly diagnose and manage disorders such as keratoconus, pterygium (surfer’s eye), corneal ulcers, recurrent corneal erosion and corneal dystrophies. They have expertise in performing complex procedures, such as corneal transplantation, corneal ring implants, collagen cross-linking and pterygium removal.
Apart from minor procedures that can be carried out in the clinic consulting or treatment rooms, corneal procedures are performed in the day surgery or laser suite.
We see all patients with retinal conditions, including 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 see the back of the eye, where the retina is. It is important to note that these drops will blur your vision and increase glare sensitivity – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. Please note that you will not be able to drive home.
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 the day surgery.
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) are performed under a local anaesthetic in our day surgery.
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.
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Our clinic is conveniently located in the business hub of Chatswood on Sydney's north shore, around 15 minutes' drive from the city centre. There is free parking for 3 hours at the Chatswood Chase shopping centre opposite the clinic.
There is limited disabled parking at our premises on the basement level of the car park.
There are a number of public transport options available. Chatswood train station is a short walk away, and several bus routes (136, 137, 257, 275, 343, L60 and M40) stop right beside our clinic.
The clinic has lift access for people with limited mobility.