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Chatswood
Clinic

Chatswood Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    02 8318 3804
    FAX : 02 9410 3000

  • Location

    Level 3, 270 Victoria Ave
    Chatswood 2067 nsw

  • Hours

    M–F 8 am–5.30 pm

    Sat Closed

    Sun Closed

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.

With a reputation for excellence, Vision Eye Institute Chatswood offers a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services. Our clinical team is led by internationally recognised specialists in laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange, laser cataract surgery, corneal conditions, retinal conditions and glaucoma to name a few. Several of our doctors are pioneers in the field of laser eye surgery in Australia – together, they have helped correct vision for more than 50,000 patients.

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

Emergency cases are referred to the Sydney Eye Hospital or the Royal North Shore Hospital.

In Focus

Do you qualify for laser eye surgery?

If you are considering laser eye surgery, we offer a free, no-obligation initial assessment with one of our optometrists to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria. These assessments are available throughout the week. If you are eligible, you will then require a consultation with one of our refractive ophthalmologists.

Appointments with our optometrists are free of charge and there is no obligation to book a consultation with an ophthalmologist.

Consultations with an ophthalmologist attract a fee (a Medicare rebate is available). There is no obligation to proceed with surgery.

For your convenience, we offer flexible interest-free payment options.

Clinic facilities

Vision Eye Institute Chatswood has been at the forefront of technological advancements in ophthalmology for 20 years. The clinic has a contemporary interior and features 2 comfortable reception areas, 14 consulting rooms and a treatment room for minor procedures. We are equipped with the latest-generation diagnostic equipment such as an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system for detailed imaging of the retina, Optos for wide-angle retinal imaging, Humphrey visual field testing (HVF), selective laser trabeculectomy (SLT) for glaucoma treatment and Pentacam High Resolution for corneal topography imaging.

We are conveniently co-located with Vision Day Surgery Chatswood, allowing surgical and vision correction procedures to be performed on-site. Our dedicated laser suite has state-of-the-art technology for LASIK, ASLA/PRKand SMILE® laser eye surgery, including the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser and the Schwind Amaris excimer laser. The day surgery is equipped with the Alcon LenSx femtosecond laser platform for laser cataract surgery.

If you live in a regional area, we are often able to provide same day consultation and surgery. Call us to find out more.

Clinic services

Collectively, our leading doctors diagnose and treat the complete range of ophthalmological conditions – some of which are detailed below. Our doctors work alongside qualified orthoptists, optometrists and other support staff. Our new optometrist Justine Guimm will be on hand to assist you. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, thoroughly investigating your condition prior to recommending or commencing treatment.

Mandarin and Cantonese translation are available at our clinic. If required, please enquire prior to your appointment.

Emergency cases are referred to the Sydney Eye Hospital or the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Vision correction and laser eye surgery

Our highly regarded surgeons have a wealth of experience in laser eye surgery – in fact, they were the first in Australia to perform LASIK, the first in Australia to perform ASLA/PRK and the first in Sydney to perform SMILE. Furthermore, we currently perform the highest number of SMILE procedures in Australia. In addition to laser eye surgery procedures, our vision correction doctors also specialise in refractive lens exchange or lens implant.

You will require an initial assessment where we’ll determine if vision correction surgery is an option for you. We can help most people who wear glasses, even if you’ve previously been told you don’t qualify.

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All laser eye surgery is conveniently performed at our on-site laser suite, while all other forms of vision correction surgery are performed at our co-located day surgery .

Laser cataract surgery

In 2011, Vision Eye Institute Chatswood became the first clinic in the Southern Hemisphere to perform laser cataract surgery and currently performs the most laser cataract procedures in Australia.

A cataract is an opacity (cloudiness) of the lens in the eye that leads to decreased vision. It often requires correction through surgical removal, where the opaque lens is replaced with an artificial lens. Traditionally, the surgeon performed the entire operation, however a femtosecond laser can now be used to perform certain steps.

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All cataract surgery is performed at our co-located day surgery.

Corneal procedures

Our corneal specialists treat a wide range of corneal conditions, including keratoconus, corneal ulcers, recurrent corneal erosion, corneal dystrophies and pterygium (surfer’s eye). Treatment may require a number of complex procedures, including corneal transplantation, corneal ring implants, pterygium removal and collagen cross-linking.

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Minor procedures can be performed in the clinic’s consulting or treatment rooms. However, most corneal procedures take place in our on-site laser suite or co-located day surgery.

Retinal procedures

The retina is the innermost (back) layer of the eye. There are several conditions that may affect the retina, including retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, macular hole and diabetic retinopathy. Our retinal specialists treat and manage all of these conditions.

Depending on the condition, treatment may involve eye injections, laser therapy or retinal surgery. Retinal laser treatment is performed in the clinic’s consulting or treatment rooms, whereas retinal surgery is performed in our co-located day surgery.

If you have a retinal condition, we may use dilating eye drops at your appointment, which allows us to view your retina clearly. However, it will blur your vision and increase sensitivity to glare for 4–6 hours afterwards. Importantly, you will not be able to drive home from your appointment and you should make alternative arrangements.

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Glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is a common group of conditions that usually involves increased pressure inside the eye. If it is not treated appropriately, it can gradually lead to a permanent loss of vision. However, our glaucoma specialists can manage the condition and reduce the pressure in the eye through a number of treatment options.

Treatment options include medication, laser treatment and surgery. Initially, medicated eye drops are used to manage the condition. If this is not sufficient, laser procedures, including selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser peripheral iridotomy, are performed. These laser procedures can be performed as a day procedure in our laser treatment room. For patients with glaucoma who do not respond to these treatments, surgical procedures (e.g. filtration surgery and MIGS/iStent) may be required. Surgery is performed at our co-located day surgery.

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Fully accredited

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.

SMILE® is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss Meditec

Clinic doctors

Doctor Partners

Associate Doctors

Dr Peter Martin
Clin Prof Frank Martin

Support staff

Phillip Lu Practice Manager
Elena Carrabs Optometrist
Monica Lette Optometrist
Grahame Tindall Optometrist
Justine Guimm Optometrist
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Getting here

By car

Our clinic is conveniently located in the business hub of Chatswood on Sydney’s north shore, around 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. There is free parking for 3 hours at the Chatswood Chase shopping centre opposite the clinic.

There is limited disabled parking at our premises (basement level of the car park).

By public transport

There are a number of public transport options available. Chatswood train station is a short walk away and the newly opened Sydney Metro Northwest train line now connects us to the outer west. Several bus routes (136, 137, 257, 275, 340, 343 and L60) stop right beside our clinic.

Disability access

The clinic has lift access 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.