This section covers the most common disorders motivating a visit to an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
This is a type of refractive error of the eye, which can cause blurred vision due to the inability of the eye to focus clearly on a point. It is a refractive error (not a health problem) caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. Many people incorrectly think that you cannot have laser eye surgery if you suffer from astigmatism. Read more.
This is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, which can cause blurred vision and limit clarity of both near and far vision. Cataracts can also cause glare sensitivity. Although typically age-related, cataracts can occur in babies, children or younger adults. Read more.
Also known as long-sightedness, occurs when the eye has difficulty focusing on near objects, but can still see distant objects well. Not be confused with Presbyopia, Hyperopia can be caused by a flat cornea, a short eyeball or a combination of both. Read more.
Also known as short sightedness, occurs when the eye has too much focusing power. The result is that distant objects appear out of focus, whereas depending on severity, close objects are usually in focus. This is the most common disorder that is corrected by laser eye surgery. Read more.
This occurs in all adults, usually aged 45 or older. It is caused by the natural ageing process of the lens inside the eye, which results in near vision becoming blurry, while long vision is unaffected. Read more.
Dr Frank Howes explains what myopia is, while Dr Paul Hughes tells you how long to expect to be at the clinic during laser eye surgery.
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Dr Michael Lawless specialises in vision correction and cataract surgery and is based at Vision Eye Institute Chatswood. Read more
Dr Darryl Gregor specialises in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, with an interest in intraocular lenses. He practices out of Vision Eye Institute, Southport. Read more
Dr Lenton is a specialist cataract and refractive surgeon. His specialist services are available at the Townsville and River City clinics. Read more
Dr Patrick Versace is a specialist cataract and refractive surgeon with a particular interest in presbyopia correction. Bondi Junction Read more
Dr Reich is a specialist cataract and refractive surgeon. His services are available at the clinics in Camberwell, Blackburn South, Coburg and St Kilda. Read more
Dr Levitz specialists in cataract, oculoplastic and general ophthalmology. He is available at Vision’s clinics at Coburg, Camberwell, Footscray and Blackburn South. Read more
Dr Pathmaraj practices general ophthalmology, glaucoma and cataract surgery. His specialist services can be found at Blackburn South and Coburg. Read more
Dr Howes specialises in refractive and cataract surgery. He’s based at Vision’s clinics at River City, Southport and Varsity Lakes. Read more
Dr Colin Chan specialises in refractive, cataract and corneal surgery. He works out of Vision Eye Institute at Chatswood and Bondi Junction. Read more
Professor Sutton specialises in vision correction, cataract and keratoconus surgery. He practices from our clinic at Chatswood. Read more
Dr Christopher Rogers is a corneal specialist and is based at our clinic in Chatswood. Read more
Dr Simon Chen is an expert in conditions affecting the macula and retina. He is available in our clinics at Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Drummoyne and Hurstville. Read more
Dr Tim Roberts specialises in cataract surgery and glaucoma. His services are available in Chatswood and Cremorne. Read more
Dr David Ng is a specialist cataract surgeon. He’s based at our clinics at Chatswood, Cremorne and Drummoyne. Read more
Dr Friedrich specialises in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and provides his services at Vision’s clinics in Chatswood and Cremorne. Read more
Dr Jacobs is a specialist in cataract surgery and provides his specialist services at our clinic in Drummoyne. Read more
Dr Higgins has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He works out of our Bondi Junction clinic. Read more
Dr Hughes specialises in cataract and refractive surgery. He is the Medical Director of Vision Eye Institute in Hurstville. Read more
Dr Gary Schiller specialises in the areas of cataract, glaucoma and medical retina. He is available at Vision’s clinics in Hurstville and Drummoyne. Read more
Dr Bourke specialises in treatment of macula, vitro-retina and cataract. He provides his services at our Varsity Lakes, Southport and Coolangatta clinics. Read more
Dr Heiner specialises in refractive and micro-incision cataract surgery. His services are available at both Southport and Coolangatta clinics. Read more
Dr Hagen manages common conditions such as glaucoma and lid tumours. She is based at the Coolangatta clinic. Read more
Dr Loane specialises in glaucoma, cataract surgery and general ophthalmology and he works out of the clinic at River City. Read more
Dr Glastonbury is a general ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract surgery. He operates from our Hyde Park clinic in Townsville. Read more
Dr Horak specialises in retina and cataract surgery and his services are available from our clinic in Mackay. Read more
Dr Boets specialises in cataract and strabismum (squint) surgery. He works out of the Vision Eye Institute clinic in Mackay. Read more
Dr McAlister specialises in tumours, refractive and complex cataract surgery. He works out of the clinics at Varsity Lakes and Mount Gravatt. Read more
Dr Chauhan is a retinal and macular specialist and shares his time at Camberwell, Footscray and Box Hill clinics. Read more
Dr Jaross is a retinal specialist and his services are available at both Coburg and Footscray clinics. Read more
Dr Olorenshaw is a specialist refractive surgeon and he is based at our clinic in St Kilda Road. Read more
Dr Mayer specialises in medical and surgical retina. He’s based at the clinics in Box Hill, Blackburn South and Coburg. Read more
Dr Tenen specialises in laser vision correction and cataract surgery. Her services are available at our clinics in Blackburn South, Camberwell, Coburg and St Kilda. Read more
Dr Roydhouse specialises in cataract surgery and medical retina and he works out of the Vision clinic in Footscray. Read more
Dr Stasiuk is a cataract and refractive surgeon. His services are available at our clinic in Blackburn South. Read more
Dr Russell is a vitreo-retinal and cataract surgeon. He is based at Vision Eye Institute in Mount Gravatt, River City and Varsity Lakes Read more