La Trobe Eye Clinic

The La Trobe Eye Clinic provides high quality patient-centred care to the community that is grounded in evidence-based practice.

Our Clinic offers a wide range of services for children and adults with ocular motility and vision related disorders. We work to improve patient health outcomes, while educating the next generation of orthoptists in paediatrics, strabismus and eye movement disorders.

We are also partnering with the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, to deliver high quality paediatric care. Eligible patients of the Royal Children’s Hospital are co-managed by the La Trobe Eye Clinic and the hospital under an agreed set of protocols.

Our COVID-19 plan

The Clinic operates under a COVID-19 Safe Plan. Clinic sessions have been modified to accommodate physical distancing and prevention of exposure guidelines provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. Please do not attend the Clinic if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms or have been in contact with a suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days. To ensure the safety of patients and staff, face masks are mandatory for everyone aged eight years and above except for when a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask is confirmed.

Services

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive vision, ocular motility and binocular vision assessments of children and adults
  • Management of children with amblyopia (patching or drops)
  • Investigation and management of disorders of convergence and accommodation, including those secondary to concussion, traumatic brain injury and stroke
  • Investigation and management of patients with diplopia (double vision), including prism correction
  • Pre-operative assessment of children and adults with strabismus (eye turn)
  • Myopia control for children that are short-sighted
  • A comprehensive evaluation of children referred with reading difficulties.

Opening hours

The La Trobe Eye Clinic is open Monday, and Wednesday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

The Clinic is closed on Tuesday, but reception is open for bookings.

Fees

All consultations cost $25, or $15 for individuals with a valid concession card.

The Clinic accepts a wide range of referrals, including self-referrals and referrals from GPs, maternal child health nurses, ophthalmologists, optometrists, allied health professionals and schools.

Maternal Child Health Nurses can refer by using our online form.

All other health professionals, teachers or parents can refer by emailing eye.referrals@latrobe.edu.au or faxing a referral to (03) 9479 5036.

To discuss a referral, please contact the clinic by telephone or email.

Location

We are located at La Trobe University’s Melbourne campus in Bundoora.

By car

Enter the north entrance of La Trobe University at Kingsbury Drive.

Drive through car park 9 and follow the road to the turnoff to enter car park 9C.

You will see Health Sciences Clinic signs. Parking at this location is free for patients.

*Please arrive early for your appointment, obtain a free parking permit from reception and place it on your dashboard.

By public transport

86 Tram Bundoora RMIT – Waterfront City Docklands, stop 60.

Bus routes: 250, 350, 548, 550, and 551, La Trobe University Bus Terminus.

Appointments

Please contact us to make an appointment.

Phone: (03) 9479 5831

Email: eye.clinic@latrobe.edu.au

FAQs

No, while a referral can provide valuable information regarding the visual problem or health of the patient, it is not needed.

It is normal for a baby’s eyes to appear misaligned when very young, however, the eyes should appear straight from four months of age. An eye turn can be a sign of ocular pathology or a health condition and is reason for timely investigation.

The La Trobe Eye Clinic assess children for vision related disorders and problems affecting how the eyes work together, which may impact seeing and learning in the classroom.