03 9354 8611
FAX : 03 9354 9136
97 Bell St
Coburg 3058 vic
M–F 8.30 am–5 pm
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Situated in Melbourne’s multicultural northern suburbs, Vision Eye Institute Coburg has been providing eye care services since 1999. Our clinic has proved to be popular with locals, requiring extensions to the building on 3 separate occasions.
Patients can expect friendly and helpful assistance from our experienced team as soon as they walk through the doors.
We understand the importance of keeping patients fully informed of wait times and the costs associated with their visit. Consultations are generally bulk-billed. The exception is new patients without a concession card, who are charged a one-off consultation fee for their first visit (subsequent consultations are bulk-billed). Please also note that patients are responsible for the cost of any tests not covered by Medicare (e.g. OCT scans).
Vision Eye Institute Coburg has been recently refurbished, and our clinic is bright and modern. We have the latest ophthalmic equipment and technology and this, together with our highly experienced doctors, means patients can rest assured that they are receiving professional, high-quality eye care.
Patients are kept comfortable with 2 waiting areas featuring free WiFi, TVs, up-to-date magazines, crossword and word-search books and restrooms. We also have 7 consulting rooms, 2 treatment rooms, an angiogram room, and retinal and YAG lasers. Our doctors can access patients’ OCT and VFT test results directly from the consulting room computers.
Day surgeries are performed at Panch Day Surgery in Preston, Vision Day Surgery Camberwell and Vision Day Surgery Footscray. To minimise costs for patients, we are usually able to offer the option of having treatment as an outpatient in the clinic, rather than having to attend a day surgery.
As part of our service, patients are seen by our highly trained clinical orthoptists before their consultation with the ophthalmologist. Orthoptists are university-trained eye care professionals who play an important role in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with eye disorders. The orthoptist is able to answer many questions you have about your condition and treatment or surgical plan to help you make an informed decision.
We also have several staff members who speak other languages (Greek, Italian, Turkish, Mandarin, Chinese and Macedonian) and may be available for translation purposes. Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee the availability of a translator. Where possible, patients are asked to bring someone who can translate for them.
A number of eye specialists practise at Vision Eye Institute Coburg, including general ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists who have specialised in certain diseases or parts of the eye.
Some of the main services that we provide are listed below.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the world and can restore your vision and quality of life. Cataracts form when the normally transparent lens in your eye becomes cloudy. Surgery to remove and replace the lens with an artificial one is the only way to treat a cataract. With the development of new intraocular lenses, some patients may not require reading glasses after their cataract procedure. Our cataract surgeons are highly experienced and can help you choose the right lens for your vision and lifestyle needs.
Vision Eye Institute Coburg is one of the main eye clinics in Melbourne that performs corneal cross-linking for patients with keratoconus. This procedure may be recommended by your doctor to help stop the condition from progressing and your eye sight from deteriorating further. Corneal collagen-cross-linking is now available on the Medicare Benefits Scheme, meaning patients can access a rebate.
Our doctors also treat other corneal conditions such as corneal abrasions and ulcers, keratitis, Fuchs’ dystrophy, pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and ocular herpes.
We treat the full range of retinal conditions, including macular degenerationdiabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, macular holes and eye floaters.
Pupil-dilating drops are often used to allow a thorough examination of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. These drops make your vision blurry and increase sensitivity to glare and light. Please bring a pair of sunglasses with you to the consultation and be aware that you may need to wait until your vision has returned to normal before you can drive home. Alternatively, you may wish to make other travel arrangements.
Please be aware that some retinal conditions require urgent treatment, perhaps even on the day of your consultation.
Vision Eye Institute Coburg patients with macular conditions are able to access a support program called Smart Sight. Please ask your doctor or orthoptist for further information.
Also known as the ‘sneak thief of sight’, glaucoma is often undetected until it has reached the advanced stages and there is significant and irreversible vision loss. Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. Our doctors have expertise in diagnosing and managing this chronic condition using medications, laser therapy, minimally invasive surgery (e.g. iStent) and trabeculectomy.
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Our clinic is easy to reach by car. We are located on the corner of Bell and Waterfield Streets in Coburg – one block down from the popular Sydney Road district. Ample 3-hour parking is available at the Coles car park near the clinic.
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.
Coburg train station (Upfield line) is just a short walk, while tram route 19 and bus routes 513 and 903 stop near the clinic.
Our clinic is single level and has ramp access for people with limited mobility.
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.