April 8, 2020

Due to COVID19 we now have new policy's and procedures in place for the well-being of all of our patients, staff and doctors.  

Any consultations that are not urgent are being placed on hold.  We will continue to see patients requiring acute care and ongoing treatment for sight threatening disease.

We are conducting Telehealth consultations via phone and video, particularly for high risk elderly patients.
We have a thorough screening process prior to making any appointments requiring physical attendance.  

Any person presenting to the practice is screened for fever with a non-contact thermometer.
We have installed a very high Perspex screen at reception as a droplet barrier between patients and reception staff.

All staff have undertaken training re COVID19.
Our staff and Doctors all wear a mask. Clinical staff and Doctors wear eye protection.
Our clinical staff and Doctors are limiting all consultations to less than 15 minutes.
Patients are being advised to attend the c...

December 7, 2018

We will be closing for our Christmas break on Friday night the 21st December and will re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

If you have an eye emergency during this time, please present to the emergency department of the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital at 52 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne or telephone them on 9929-8666

If you wish to make or change an appointment, please email the details to info@baysideeyes.com.au and we will attend to these requests when we re-open.

All the doctors and staff at Bayside Eye Specialists wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.

March 9, 2018

Many of you will know our fabulous Orthoptist Breanna. She took part in an interview recently in order to promote Orthoptic Awareness week which runs from the 5th - 9th March this year. She has also started a blog to help people understand what an Orthoptist does. We are proud to have such a proactive and driven Orthoptist as part of our team here at Bayside. Go Breanna! 

Check out the blog and interview here: 

B's All About Eyes - Blog

The Depths of Orthoptics - Interview with Health Professional Radio

Image by Health Professional Radio


December 6, 2017

We all look forward to Dr Pick returning to work in January 2018 after the safe arrival of Baby Daughter #2!       

Dr Pick will be with us on a weekly basis to see oculoplastic and all general eye condition patients.

November 3, 2017

By Clare Collins -  Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle

Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration. But there is some evidence taking supplements containing vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc may slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration in those who already have it. This evidence comes from two major systematic reviews published this year, conducted by the Cochrane collaboration.

The reason researchers thought about testing dietary supplements for eye disease relates to how the eyes convert light into sight. Light gets absorbed into pigments in the retina at the back of the eye. This process produces byproducts called free radicals. Free radicals are oxygen atoms that have unpaired electrons, which makes them highly reactive and unstable. As these atoms hunt around to find another electron so they can become more stable, they trigger damage to other molecules, the walls of cells and...

October 10, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that in addition to Dr Laurence Sullivan; Dr Michael Shiu and Dr Georgia Cleary also now have regular operating lists at Cabrini Hospital Brighton. Please phone us for more details.

July 17, 2017

We welcome payment by American Express Card.  No surcharges apply 

June 29, 2017

From today we have complimentary Wifi for our patients when they are with us.  Just ask reception on your arrival for the password.

February 14, 2017

Dr Andrew Atkins performed surgery in 2016 to restore sight in Melbourne Zoo's beloved female gibbon Vang. Vang underwent a successful cataract removal and is enjoying life with her clear vision. 

This is only the second time this type of procedure has ever been performed on a gibbon.

'Vang experienced a dramatic improvement in her vision, and now we’ve established that her retina is healthy and that she has good distance vision.  Surgery on her right eye will be an option in the future if she needs it.' - Dr Andrew Atkins.

Photo courtesy of Zoos Victoria. 

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