Vision Eye Institute Hurstville provides a full range of ophthalmic treatments, using the latest advances in ophthalmic technology. Over the past 30 years, our clinic has performed over 45,000 surgical procedures. Our highly credentialed team of doctors specialise in laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA/PRK and SMILE), laser cataract surgery, glaucoma and general eye health, as well as corneal and retinal treatments. We also provide eye (intravitreal) injections to patients with retinal conditions, such as wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular oedema.
Surgical and vision correction procedures are performed on-site at our co-located day surgery and laser suite, ensuring patient convenience and continuity of care.
We are excited to announce that our clinic will be moving to a newly renovated facility in the East Quarter development on Forest Road.
The move will take place in early 2018 to an equally convenient location, with public transport and the popular Hurstville shopping precinct nearby. Patients will continue to receive the same comprehensive, high-quality ophthalmic service, including access to a fully equipped day surgery.
We will provide regular updates to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved. Please let us know if you have questions at any time throughout this process.
Vision Eye Institute Hurstville has been at the forefront of technological advancements in ophthalmology for over 30 years. The clinic has a contemporary interior and features a comfortable reception area, 11 consulting rooms and a treatment room for minor procedures, equipped with the latest technology for diagnosing and treating a range of eye conditions.
The clinic is co-located with Vision Day Surgery Hurstville, allowing surgical procedures to be performed on-site. Our state-of-the-art laser suite is equipped with the Alcon LenSx Femtosecond Laser platform for cataract surgery and the Contoura Vision refractive suite, comprised of the EX500 excimer laser, FS200 femtosecond laser and corneal mapping tool, for topography-guided LASIK.
Our clinic diagnoses and treats a wide 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 treatment plan or vision correction procedure, so that you can make an informed decision about your eye care.
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. A number of our doctors are specialists in laser eye surgery, including LASIK, SMILE, ASLA/PRK and refractive lens exchange or lens implant.
We are one of the few laser clinics in Sydney to offer Contoura Vision – a revolutionary topography-guided LASIK procedure, which provides improved speed, accuracy and patient comfort. This technology combines a femtosecond laser, excimer laser and corneal mapping tool, allowing each patient’s unique pattern of corneal aberrations to be easily identified and corrected. View a short video or read more about Contoura Vision.
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 performed in our laser suite.
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. Patients can access both standard cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery at Vision Eye Institute Hurstville. With significant experience using the latest lens technology, our doctors are well placed to help you decide on the option that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs. Cataract surgery is performed as a day surgery procedure.
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.
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 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 during this time and will need to make other arrangements to get 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 and MIGS/iStent) are performed under a local anaesthetic in our day surgery.
Our oculoplastic surgeons are specially trained to perform surgery around the eye socket, eyelid, tear ducts and the face. Conditions that may require reconstructive surgery include eyelid lesions and tumours, ptosis, blocked tear ducts and orbital fractures, to name a few. Apart from minor procedures like chalazion removal, these procedures are generally performed under 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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There is limited parking available in the basement carpark underneath our clinic (off Woniora Road). More parking is available above Hurstville train station, which is only a few minutes walk away. Alternatively, there is ample parking at Westfield Shopping Centre, which is a 5-minute walk away.
We are just a two-minute walk (via a pathway from Ormonde Parade) from Hurstville Railway Station and bus connections.
Our clinic has lift access for those with limited mobility. There are 3 disabled car spaces located next to the lift.