We provide full eye examinations, including advanced technology to detect eye diseases, with specialist clinical services for children and individuals. Our clients and the public have access to a large range of spectacle frames, lenses and contact lenses through our dispensing service.
School of Optometry and Vision Science students work in the clinic under the supervision of qualified and therapeutically endorsed optometrists.
Specialist services include:
- children's vision
- colour vision assessment
- contact lenses
- dry eye assessment including Blephasteam treatment
- glaucoma assessment
- myopia control including atropine treatment
- retinal and anterior eye imaging including ocular photography and optical coherence tomography
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander optometry services
- vision rehabilitation for visually impaired people.
Optometrists, ophthalmologists, general practitioners and other allied health practitioners are welcome to refer their patients at no cost.
As well as general optometry services, a range of specialist eye care services are available.
We offer comprehensive optometric services to paediatric patients who are 16 years and younger. Our wide range of equipment tests for conditions affecting vision, eye alignment and focussing, depth perception, visual information processing and ocular health. Patients receive a comprehensive examination, including a cycloplegic refraction to determine the most appropriate management plan. Treatment options may include spectacles, vision therapy and lifestyle changes.
We provide a comprehensive service in our Vision Rehabilitation Centre for people with vision impairment. We offer access to a range of optical and digital magnification devices.
We provide specialty care for patients with a high risk of progressively worsening myopia (short-sightedness). Our wide range of specialist testing equipment facilitate comprehensive monitoring of any myopia progression, and determination of personalised treatment plans. Treatment options that slow or halt further myopia progression include orthokeratology, topical medications (atropine), specialty contact lens, spectacles and lifestyle changes.
We offer diagnostic and treatment services for acute sore or painful red eyes including conjunctivitis, keratitis and iritis/uveitis. In addition we manage chronic or recurrent eye problems such as dry eye disease, eye allergies, watery eyes, blepharitis and post-operative concerns.
We also provide a comprehensive examination for the screening, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
We also offer a full range of contact lens clinical care, including soft and rigid contact lenses for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia, with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Specialist areas of contact lens practice include orthokeratology, keratoconus, and scleral lenses.
Tina Huynh possesses a wealth of experience in adult and paediatric optometric care, both as a practicing optometrist and a clinical skills lecturer in universities. Having graduated from QUT's esteemed School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Tina was recognised by the Optometrists Association Australia (Qld and NT division) with the Clinical Excellence Award. She continues to practice in the private sector and contribute to the tertiary education of future optometrists as QUT Health Clinic's Optometry Clinic Coordinator.
Dr Shelley Hopkins is a lecturer in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and is the Paediatric Optometry Clinic Supervisor within QHC. Her research is in the area of children’s vision. In 2017, Dr Hopkins was a recipient of both a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence (Mixed Research Team – Children’s Vision Team) and a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award (Team – Optometry Clinic Outreach Team). Dr Hopkins is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
The QUT Optometry Clinic is a student-led clinic offering:
- Comprehensive consultation at no cost. No Medicare Card required.
- A 20% discount on spectacles and contact lenses for QUT staff, students and Alumni.*
- A 20% discount on spectacles and contact lenses for Queensland Seniors Card and Commonwealth Concession Card holders.*
- Medical Aid Subsidy Scheme (MASS), for eligible clients only.
*Proof of identification required.
Please enquire when booking your appointment for specific costs associated with your treatment. Some specialist services incur fees.
The Contact Lens Clinic offers a full range of contact lens clinical care, including soft and rigid contact lenses for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Specialist areas of contact lens practice are also provided including orthokeratology, keratoconus, and scleral lenses. The clinic is also equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for contact lens patient care.
The Optometry Therapeutics Clinic offers rapid access diagnostic and treatment services for acute sore or painful red eyes (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis/uveitis) and diagnosis and management of chronic or recurrent eye irritation problems such as dry eye disease, eye allergies, watery eyes and blepharitis and post-operative concerns. There are opportunities for clinic patients to access new treatments for chronic eye irritation through our ongoing clinical research projects.
The clinic also provides screening, diagnostic, management and review services for other chronic eye disease problems such glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease using a comprehensive range of current technologies and imaging devices.
Community optometrists, general practitioners and ophthalmologists are welcome to refer their patients to this no cost service. The experienced, therapeutically endorsed clinicians supervising this service work closely with ophthalmologists and general practitioners in the provision of high quality co-managed therapeutic eyecare.