Ophthalmology/eye services at Flinders Medical Centre

The Department of Ophthalmology at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the centre of excellence for academic ophthalmology in South Australia.

With joint support from Flinders University, activities include:

  • research and teaching programs
  • clinical services at the Flinders Eye Centre including day surgery
  • an eye clinic at Morphett Vale servicing the southern suburbs

The Department also hosts the:

  • Eye Bank of South Australia (donor tissue for corneal transplantation)
  • Australian Corneal Graft Registry
  • Australia and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG)

The Flinders Eye Centre offers care for complex eye diseases and our consultant ophthalmologists have a range of subspecialties.

Other services available: contact lens specialist and orthoptist.

Flinders Eye Centre

Flinders Eye Centre Clinic offers public and private (Medicare bulk billed) services for people with medical conditions of the eye. The clinic manages all types of ophthalmological problems.

Telephone: (08) 8204 4219 or 8204 4252
Fax: (08) 8404 2040
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Location: Level 2, Flinders Private Hospital
Map: Flinders Medial Centre Precinct Map (PDF 587KB)

Unit contact details

Head of Unit - Dr Stewart Lake
Telephone: (08) 8204 4624
Fax: (08) 8277 0899

In some fantastic news for the south, an innovative new approach to eye care – the Collaborative Eyecare Project for Ophthalmology at SALHN (CEPOS) – is being rolled out in May 2023 to help reduce waiting times for SALHN ophthalmology services and deliver appropriate and timely care for people with a range of eye conditions.

Developed in partnership with Flinders University, this new service means that people with eye health conditions that do not require specialist, hospital-based treatment will be monitored and managed by fully qualified Optometrists at the Flinders Health2Go clinic. The clinic will also incorporate supervised student education into patient management.

Currently, the CEPOS service is only available for existing SALHN Ophthalmology (Flinders Eye Clinic) patients that meet the clinical selection criteria.

SALHN Ophthalmologists will ensure a consistent approach is used for referring patients to the new service, with a direct pathway in place to refer patients back to SALHN Ophthalmology services if their condition later progresses and needs specialist hospital-based care.

If you are suitable for this service, you may be contacted by the SALHN Health Care Team.

Clinic Location
Health2Go Flinders University, Sturt Campus
Sturt Drive, Bedford Park (adjacent car park 13)