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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® pro), 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.
Patients attending Vision Eye Institute clinics in Sydney and regional NSW can access our Chinese Patient Liaison, Yee Siew Lim (Lim), to assist with Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay language requirements. This FREE service is part of our commitment to delivering high- quality patient care.
Patients can call Lim on for appointment bookings and queries (after-hours callers can leave a voicemail message).
Do NOT use this phone number in an emergency – contact your nearest hospital emergency department instead.
Patients can request Lim be present during their appointment or surgical booking to translate. This translation service must be booked in advance and may be in-person or via video conference.
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Vision Eye Institute Hurstville is located in brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed for ophthalmic consultations, diagnostic testing and outpatient procedures. Multiple, smaller waiting rooms ensure a quiet and comfortable space while you wait for your appointment (TV and complimentary WiFi provided).
Our modern, spacious clinic features nine consulting rooms as well as specialist treatment rooms for assessment and minor procedures. These are equipped with the latest technology for diagnostics and testing, including Optos for wide-angle retinal imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detailed retinal imaging, a visual field analyser, and a Zeiss IOL Master for lens assessment prior to cataract or lens surgery.
Free Chinese language service for patients: Patients attending any Vision Eye Institute clinic in Sydney can access a liaison officer, Yee Siew Lim (Lim), who can assist with Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay language requirements. Patients can call Lim on 02 9052 1886 for appointment bookings, queries and to arrange translation services. More information is available on our Chinese page.
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.
Book a FREE laser assessment online or by calling 1800 1 LASER.
Vision Eye Institute has one of Sydney’s most experienced and reputable vision correction teams. We are pleased to offer refractive consultations with Dr Tess Huynh, A/Prof Michael Lawless and Prof Gerard Sutton at our Hurstville clinic. These doctors perform all types of vision correction surgery (including LASIK, SMILE® pro, ASLA/PRK, refractive lens exchange or lens implant, and implantable contact lenses) and will recommend the most suitable option for your situation.
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.
As with any surgery, there are benefits and risks and your surgeon will discuss these with you during the pre-surgical consultation.
Laser eye surgery procedures are performed in our dedicated laser suite at Chatswood.
To increase the appointment options/availability for patients seeking laser vision correction, we are now offering virtual consultations at Vision Eye Institute Hurstville. This service is available for A/Prof Michael Lawless and Prof Gerard Sutton and allows patients to access their appointment lists at our Chatswood clinic.
Patients booked in for a virtual consultation arrive at our Hurstville clinic at the designated appointment time and undergo the normal pre-consultation examination by one of our orthoptists (university-trained eyecare professionals). Test and scan results are then uploaded to the patient’s electronic medical record, which can then be accessed by the surgeon immediately.
The orthoptist remains with the patient during the actual video consultation to perform the final test (slit-lamp examination) live. A high-resolution camera on the slit lamp transmits the images to the surgeon in real time.
Patients who prefer an in-clinic consultation with A/Prof Lawless or Prof Sutton can still opt to do so. For more information about virtual consultation, please speak to our reception staff.
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.
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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 customers. 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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The information on this page is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.
Our clinic is in the East Quarter development on Forest Road. Located on the fringe of the shopping precinct, it is ideally placed between the Hurstville and Allawah Railway Stations.
There are over 200 parking spaces in the building complex (enter via 103 Forest Road and follow the blue and yellow Vision Eye Institute signs). Parking in the complex is free for the first 2 hours – parking over 2 hours will incur a fee. A lift is available to take you to the clinic on the ground floor.
Street parking is available on Forest Road or Durham Street (a 2-hour limit generally applies).
Bus routes 452 (Beverly Hills to Rockdale via Kingsway West Shops, Hurstville and Bexley) and 453 (Percival Street to Rockdale) stop at the corner of Forest Road and Hudson Street, 2 minutes’ walk from the clinic.
You can also reach the clinic via the T4 train line. Allawah Station is located at the end of Roberts Lane, approximately 7 minutes’ walk away and Hurstville Station is located at the end of Ormond Parade, approximately 10 minutes’ walk away.
Our clinic has lift access for those with limited mobility.