Footscray Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    03 9689 9233
    FAX : 03 9689 9718

  • Location

    89 Paisley St
    Footscray 3011 vic

  • Hours

    M–F 7.30 am–5 pm
    Sat7.30 am–12 pm (alt Sats)

Book a consultation

Complete the form below and we will contact you to arrange an appointment. You will need to bring a current referral letter from a GP or optometrist to your consultation. If you are interested in laser eye surgery and require a referral letter, an appointment can be arranged with one of our optometrists to organise this.

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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 instead.

Vision Eye Institute Footscray is a well-established private ophthalmology clinic that treats a range of eye conditions. In addition to general ophthalmologists, our clinical team also includes highly regarded specialists in cataract surgery, corneal conditions, glaucoma and retinal conditions, to name a few. Patients can expect to be attended to by a friendly and efficient team delivering quality eye care. Many of our doctors are involved in ground-breaking research into treatments for debilitating eye conditions, ensuring our clinic remains up to date with the latest in ophthalmic care.

Surgical and vision correction procedures are performed on-site at our co-located day surgery (Vision Day Surgery Footscray), ensuring patient convenience and continuity of care.

Clinic facilities

Our doctors have access to the very latest ophthalmic equipment and technology for diagnosing and treating a range of eye conditions. The clinic’s state-of-the-art facilities include 16 consulting rooms, a treatment room for minor procedures and a laser suite.

We are co-located with Vision Day Surgery Footscray, allowing surgical procedures to be performed on-site.

Clinic services

Our clinic diagnoses and treats a 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.

Retinal procedures

We see all patients with retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, 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’s important to note that these drops will blur your vision and increase glare sensitivity – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. You will not be allowed to drive home so please make other arrangements.

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 on-site day surgery.
Cataract surgery

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 complete some of the steps. Our cataract surgeons were some of the first surgeons in Australia to perform laser cataract surgery, and are highly experienced in both techniques. There are a variety of replacement lens options available, and your doctor will help you decide on the lens type that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs.
Cataract surgeries are performed in our day surgery.

Glaucoma treatment

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.

Corneal procedures

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 our day surgery.

Clinic team

Doctor Partners

Associate Doctors

Dr Ian Hurley
Dr James La Nauze
Dr Julian Mazzetti

Support staff

Raquel Devlin Practice manager

Getting here

By car

Our clinic is located in the heart of Footscray opposite the Footscray library. Parking is available on side streets off Paisley Street. Most parks are available for one or two hours, but there is a three-hour car park on Paisley Street on the same side as the clinic.

By public transport

West Footscray and Footscray are the nearest train stations – both are within a 10-minute walk. There is also a bus stop for routes 219 and 216 located directly outside the clinic.

Disability access

Our clinic is located on the ground level and is accessible for people with limited mobility.

Have a question?

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.