COVID-19 has required us to make some significant changes to our clinics, we thank you for your patience and assistance as we manage our clinics whilst striving to maintain a safe environment for our patients, visitors, staff and doctors.

We request all patients and visitors to Launceston Eye Institute review the below information and contact us prior to your appointment if you have any questions.

  • If you are unwell please take time to contact us prior to your appointment to discuss your symptoms. If you are unwell and arrive for your appointment you may be asked to reschedule your consultation without being seen on the day.
  • You will notice that waiting rooms have less chairs this enables us to meet physical distancing requirements. To assist with this we also request that unless you need a support person with you during your consultation that your family and friends wait in their car whilst you attend your appointment.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival.
  • You will have your temperature checked on arrival.
  • Please observe and follow the directions of staff or any signs in the facility.
  • You will be asked questions relating to COVID-19 on arrival these questions may change depending on the status of Tasmania in relation to COVID-19.

At times we experience very high volumes of calls into the practice, and we apologise for the inconvenience if your call is not immediately answered. You are able to leave a message for us to return your call or you can please contact us via email with your enquiry.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we work through these challenging times.


Gene Therapy Appeal

Tasmanian Eye Institute is funding a dedicated Ophthalmic Gene Therapy Centre to be located in Hobart. This will be the first of its kind in Australia. 60% of blindness in infants is caused by inherited (genetic) eye diseases.

Help combat previously untreatable genetic eye diseases by making a donation to this life changing treatment.

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