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Vision Eye Institute Melbourne’s team of highly credentialed and experienced ophthalmic surgeons has expertise in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and corneal conditions. Together, they have performed thousands of surgeries and eye treatments to help restore vision for patients in and around Melbourne. Our specialist eye doctors are well supported by a clinical team of orthoptists and optometrists.
Because every eye is unique, we have equipped our clinic with mapping and laser technology that allows us to provide a customised eye treatment for each individual. This ensures that every patient achieves their best possible visual outcome. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, our surgeons offer the latest in eye care, including a ‘no-touch’ PRK technique known as transPRK, as well as standard PRK (also called ASLA) and LASIK.
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Vision Eye Institute Melbourne specialises in refractive surgery. The facility and equipment are constantly reviewed and upgraded to provide the highest quality ophthalmic services to our patients. Our aim is to provide best-practice care for patients in Melbourne who require laser eye surgery and cataract surgery, as well as treatment for keratoconus and corneal conditions.
Our modern, centrally located clinic is fully air-conditioned and consists of a reception area, a waiting room, four consulting rooms, a scanning/testing room, a state-of-the-art laser suite, a surgical admission area and a recovery area. These have all been designed to ensure optimum comfort for patients and their carers.
Our patients have access to one of the most highly sophisticated laser technology systems available – the SCHWIND AMARIS 1050RS laser. This is the only excimer laser system that operates at 1050 Hz and comes with active 7D eye tracking. What this means is that all eye movements are recorded and actively compensated for 1,050 times per second. Ultimately, patients undergoing laser eye surgery benefit from shortened treatment time and enhanced safety.
This new laser technology benefits both LASIK and PRK patients. Patients undergoing LASIK can now remain on the same bed throughout the entire procedure. Patients suited to PRK may be able to have an alternative ‘no-touch’ procedure known as transPRK, where no physical contact is made with the eye.
As part of the comprehensive testing performed before laser eye surgery, we map the surface of the eye. For the subset of people whose corneal shape falls outside the normal range, we perform custom ablation where we specifically program the laser to account for your unique eye surface patterns. Custom ablation leads to better outcomes for patients who have an abnormal corneal shape by reducing the likelihood of post-operative side-effects such as glare or halos. It’s important to choose a clinic equipped with technology for a customisable treatment to ensure you achieve your best possible visual outcome.
In addition to providing a range of vision correction procedures, our eye doctors conduct consultations for corneal conditions and cataract surgery. Whether you are visiting our clinic for a refractive, corneal or cataract assessment, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have and always welcome feedback.
Our goal is to provide a consistently premium service and assist you in making a fully 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.
We specialise in a range of eye treatments and vision correction techniques and receive laser eye surgery patients from all over Melbourne and beyond.
Wherever you are on your journey to having laser eye surgery, we offer an assessment that suits you. There is no obligation to proceed with surgery following any of these assessments.
Interstate patients can receive a complimentary night of accommodation in a nearby hotel as part of their package if they proceed with laser eye surgery (conditions apply).
Vision Eye Institute offers a 12-month interest-free payment plan through GEM visa for corrective laser eye surgery.
Vision Eye Institute and Medibank have partnered to offer a 15% fee reduction on laser eye surgical fees (conditions apply).
Some health funds offer partial cover for laser eye surgery, while BUPA members with Ultimate Health cover receive 100% cover (subject to a 3-year waiting period). We’ll also bill BUPA directly for the surgery – the only costs to you are consultation fees and diagnostic tests.
Contact your health fund to see if you are covered for laser eye surgery (BUPA members can call 134 135 or visit www.bupa.com.au).
During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial one. There are a variety of replacement lens options available, and your eye doctor will help you decide on the lens type that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs.
Cataract surgeries are performed in one of our Melbourne day surgeries and take less than 30 minutes (although you will be in the day surgery for approximately two hours in total).
Our eye doctors manage and treat corneal disorders such as keratoconus, recurrent corneal erosion, corneal scarring, corneal dystrophies, corneal ulcers and pterygium (Surfer’s Eye).
Our corneal specialists are experts in a range of treatments, including:
Dr Tenen specialises in keratoconus and has extensive experience with corneal collagen cross-linking.
Professor Vajpayee specialises in corneal transplantations, Fuchs’ dystrophy, keratoconus and pterygium.
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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Located on the ground floor of an office building, we are easy to reach by car. A public car park is located just behind our clinic on Lorne Street. Alternatively, there is ample 1- and 2-hour metered parking on St Kilda Road and Lorne Street.
Public transport is a very convenient way to reach our clinic, with several tram routes (3, 5, 6, 16, 64 and 67) stopping directly outside the clinic.
The clinic has convenient 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.