Eye and Retina Specialists is honoured to have been awarded Regional Winner and State Finalist in two categories of the 2021 NSW Business Awards from many highly deserving businesses across the City of Sydney. We look forward to continuing to provide high quality ophthalmology (eye surgery) care to the community. To book an appointment, ask your GP or optometrist for a referral and contact our reception.
At Eye and Retina Specialists, we have many elderly and immunocompromised patients at higher risk of harm from COVID-19. Commencing Monday 18th October 2021, all patients to the clinic must provide proof of being double vaccinated or provide the result of a negative COVID PCR swab test dated within 72 hours prior to their appointment. We thank you for your understanding and help in ensuring the safety of all. We thank you for your understanding and help in ensuring the safety
Eye and Retina Specialists is proud to be 1 of only 4 national finalists in the 2021 GIO National Safety of Awards of Excellence for the category of best solution of a WHS Risk (small business). From the Awards website: "We are proud to announce this year’s Awards Finalists! These 34 finalists across eight categories were shortlisted by the judges based upon their outstanding demonstration of innovation, commitment to safety as a business priority, proven return on investment
On 30th July 2021, NSW Health announced that "non-urgent elective surgery will be temporarily postponed at public hospitals in Greater Sydney, excluding the Illawarra Shoalhaven and Central Coast Local Health Districts, from Monday, 2 August." This includes most cataract surgery. At Eye and Retina Specialists, our surgeons are continuing to operate at private hospitals. For those living within the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern, a negative COVID swab taken within 72
JulEye is the annual campaign by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) to raise awareness of eye health issues. Listen to Dr Neil Sharma discuss this and other eye health issues. https://www.2gb.com/podcast/tuesday-checkup-juleye-with-neil-sharma/
The NSW Government announced today an extension of COVID restrictions affecting Greater Sydney, including stay-at-home orders for those who live in, or whose usual place of work is in, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and City of Sydney Councils.
Seeking medical care is one of the exempted reasons that those affected are allowed to leave home. At this stage, the practice will remain open to provide ongoing care for our patients, and elective surgery is proceeding as normally.
It was a pleasure to have two work experience students Elisa and Lily spend a week in the practice recently. They were both very enthusiastic and keen to learn as much as possible. We wish them best wishes for their future careers. Pictured below with our ophthalmologist Dr Ju-Lee Ooi.
Eye and Retina Specialists is closed for the holiday period from Monday 21st December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 04th January 2021. For new patients who require urgent intravitreal injection therapy during this period, email a copy of your referral (photo from a smartphone is fine) with your phone number and we will organise an emergency appointment for you. Your referrer may be able to help email the referral for those who need assistance. Email: reception@eyeandretina.
Category 1: Outstanding work health and safety response to the changed working environment due to COVID-19 (metropolitan) This category recognises excellence with outstanding awards. Eye and Retina Specialists is honoured to have been the recipient of this prestigious award for small business for 2020. We thank the event organisers and the judging panel for their efforts, and congratulate all of the other entrants in this years awards. The SafeWork NSW Awards in 2020 recognis
We are pleased to announce our new website is now up and running. There are new sections including videos, podcasts and patient information on a variety of eye health issues. #EyeandRetinaSpecialists #Ophthalmology
At Eye and Retina Specialists, we have implemented a number of changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We are a registered COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. We have many elderly and potentially vulnerable patients, and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping everyone as safe as possible. Components of our COVID-Safe plan include: 1. Hand sanitiser stations 2. Reception and consulting room shields 3. Mandatory face masks while in the pr