Eye Clinic milestone

The La Trobe Eye Clinic recently celebrated three years of providing quality, patient-centred care to the community

The La Trobe Eye Clinic recently celebrated three years of providing high-quality patient-centred care to the community.

Orthoptics Head of Discipline, Dr Connie Koklanis, said the clinic, which operates from La Trobe’s Bundoora campus, provides a wide range of services for children and adults.

“We work to improve patient health outcomes while educating the next generation of orthoptists in paediatrics, strabismus and eye movement disorders.”

The milestone was recognised at the Orthoptics Australia Conference, which was held in late October.

As part of the conference, the La Trobe Eye Clinic was featured in presentations by the Royal Children's Hospital and La Trobe University, highlighting its role in providing quality care while reducing waitlists for patients at public hospitals.

Clinic Coordinator and Orthoptist, Kylie Gran, said demand for the clinic’s services is growing.

“Our patient load has increased 38% from 2021 to 2022. We expect this demand to continue growing in the years to come, with a projected increase of over 40% in 2023 following the expansion of our referral pathways to include maternal and child health centres, ophthalmologists, optometrists and GPs.”

“We’re also pleased that the Eye Clinic has been recognised as a nominee for the Engagement Australia Excellence Awards in the category of Outstanding Engagement for Student Learning.”

Find out more about the La Trobe Eye Clinic: https://bit.ly/3uK6XNI