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Townsville Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    07 4728 9634
    FAX : 07 4728 9363

  • Location

    115 Kings Rd
    Pimlico qld 4812

  • Hours

    M–F 8.30 am–4.30 pm

    Sat Closed

    Sun Closed

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Complete the form below and we will send you more information about laser eye surgery. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

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.

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Book a consultation

Do NOT use this form in an emergency – contact one of our clinics or your nearest hospital emergency department instead.

Some services may not be performed by your preferred doctor or at your preferred clinic. We will confirm this with you before making an appointment.

Commonly referred to as Vision Laser Townsville, our clinic in Pimlico is the only ophthalmic practice in Townsville to offer laser eye surgery. People come from all over Far North Queensland to access our services, not only because of our location but also because of the great reputation of our ophthalmic surgeon, Dr Lee Lenton. When he founded this clinic over 20 years ago, Dr Lenton was the first dedicated laser eye surgeon in Townsville. He is now widely recognised as a pioneering Queensland eye surgeon, ably supported by a friendly, dedicated and long-serving clinical team.

Dr Lenton specialises in laser eye surgery – he has performed over 15,000 LASIK procedures and many thousands of ASLA/PRK procedures. He also specialises in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, with expertise in the latest replacement lens technology, including trifocal lenses.

In Focus

Comparing the cost of laser eye surgery between providers?

Make sure you know exactly what is included in the quoted price, so you don’t get caught out by unexpected costs. There are no ‘hidden fees’ at Vision Eye Institute Townsville – our quote includes the pre-surgical consultation, your procedure, medications, 6 months of post-operative care and any enhancements (if needed) within 2 years of the initial surgery.

Clinic facilities

Vision Eye Institute Townsville’s modern surgery is well-appointed to ensure every patient receives the highest possible standard of care. Our clinic has a dedicated, fully equipped laser suite and day surgery so surgical procedures can be performed on-site for patient convenience and continuity of care. The laser suite was recently fitted with the NIDEK EC-5000 excimer laser system, the latest in advanced laser technology. Our laser technology is equally matched by the latest diagnostic equipment, meaning that all surgical patients receive a fully customised outcome for optimal results.

We recognise that a pleasant patient experience comes down to more than just a successful treatment. That’s why our friendly clinic team always greet our patients by their name and with a smile. Patients are then able to make themselves comfortable in our waiting rooms, which are light, bright and airy thanks to the vaulted ceilings and skylights. We offer complimentary tea, coffee or water while you wait, but always endeavour to keep waiting times to a minimum. Tropical gardens surrounding our clinic add to the calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Clinic services

Vision Eye Institute Townsville offers two main services – laser eye surgery and cataract/lens exchange surgery. We always strive to provide a caring and responsive service, where patients are fully satisfied with their visual outcomes. Our patients comment on how thorough their pre-surgical assessment is and how the clinic team are always willing and able to answer all of their queries.

Members of our team also speak Dutch and German should patients prefer to have their consultation in one of these languages.

Laser eye surgery

Almost everyone who has a refractive error (e.g. short-sightedness, long-sightedness and/or astigmatism) will be suitable for a form of vision correction that can help them no longer need (or depend less on) their glasses or contact lenses. Dr Lenton specialises in vision correction and performs laser eye surgery (LASIK and ASLA/PRK), as well as non-laser procedure such as refractive lens exchange and implantable lenses for patients who are not eligible for laser eye surgery.

At the initial assessment consultation, we’ll use a number of tests to carefully check your eyes and determine if you are suitable for vision correction and, if so, which procedure is most appropriate for you. We’ll also give you a detailed quote of the cost of your recommended procedure, should you choose to proceed. As with any surgery, there are benefits and risks and Dr Lenton will discuss these with you to help you make an informed decision.

Call us on 1800 1 LASER or take our online eligibility quiz if you would like to book your consultation.

Laser eye surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art laser suite.

Cataract surgery and lens exchange

Dr Lenton specialises in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. These surgical procedures involve the same technique – the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one. The removed lens is either cloudy (e.g. cataract surgery) or clear but dysfunctional (refractive lens exchange). People choose to have their dysfunctional clear lens replaced to correct a refractive error (e.g. short-sightedness, long-sightedness and/or astigmatism).

With significant experience using the latest replacement lens technology, including trifocal lenses, Dr Lenton is well placed to help you select the lens type that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs.

Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange is performed in our day surgery, which is conveniently co-located on-site with our clinic.

Payment plans

Vision Eye Institute patients can access a plan to suit their needs through one of the following options.*

  • LatitudePay for services up to $1,000 – interest free, ten weekly payments, no account fees, fast approval
  • LatitudePay+ for services up to $10,000 – interest free, flexible repayment period (6 or 12 months), low monthly account fee, fast approval
  • Latitude Gem Visa – credit limit subject to approval, interest-free offers, low monthly account fee, fast approval

*Approved customers only. Latitude Gem Visa only available for laser eye surgery. Before applying for any form of credit, always read the full terms and conditions.

Support staff

  • Wyndham Van Akkeren Practice manager

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.


Getting here

By car

Our clinic is conveniently located in the centre of the city. There is free on-site parking adjacent to our clinic, as well as plenty of street parking on Kings Road.

By public transport

The bus stop for routes 203 and 204 is approximately 3 minutes’ walk from our clinic.

Disability access

The clinic is on the ground level and 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.

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