Eye health services
This page lists public eye health services in Tasmania. It does not list private optometry providers.
There is a public eye clinic in Hobart. Some public inpatient and outpatient eye health services are bought from the private sector. Eye health specialists (ophthalmologists) work at the public hospital clinic, and at these private practices and perform outsourced public surgery at the following facilities:
Southern ophthalmology services
- Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic
- Derwent Eye Specialists
- Hobart Eye Surgeons
- Precision Eye Clinic
- Private day surgery used for public patients – Hobart Day Surgery
Northern ophthalmology services
- Launceston Eye Doctors
- Launceston Eye Institute
- Private day surgery used for public patients - The Eye Hospital
Northwest ophthalmology services
- North West Eye Surgeons – Burnie and Devonport
- Launceston Eye Institute – Ulverstone
- Private day surgery used for public patients - Devonport Eye Hospital
Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic
We can assess and manage most adult and paediatric (child) eye conditions at the Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic. Learn more at the Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic website.
There are some conditions we do not manage as they can be safely managed in primary care by your GP or optometrist. Conditions not managed at the RHH Eye Clinic
Lions Low Vision Clinic
The Lions Low Vision Clinic is part of the Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic.
If you have vision impairment or loss, we can help you make the best use of your remaining sight through using:
- extra strong glasses
- strong lighting
- other aids and devices.
We carry a wide range of traditional and electronic advanced magnifiers that you can trial at home.
We can refer you on to Visibility Tasmania to have a home visit arranged. This will help you by:
- advising on lighting and safety around the home
- assisting with orientation and mobility training
- helping you find other support services.
Where to get more information
- Learn more on the Lions Low Vision Clinic website
Spectacles Assistance Scheme
The Spectacles Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance for the purchase of spectacles to those people who meet the guidelines.
- If eligible, you will be assisted with the cost of specific types of lenses and frames.
- There is a restriction on the frequency of application.
- The assistance is means tested.
- Assistance may not be available to all Health Care Card holders.
To be considered for assistance you must submit
- a completed Spectacles Assistance Scheme application form
- an optometrists script for glasses.
You can contact the Spectacles Assistance Scheme on 1800 232 148.
|Optometrist Name||Phone Number||Address||Postcode|
|Davis-Churcher||6424 3088||27 Stewart St DEVONPORT||7310|
|Dial Optical Burnie||6431 3422||2/29 Wilmot St BURNIE||7320|
|Eyelines Burnie||6431 3355||K-Mart Plaza Mount St BURNIE||7320|
|Eyelines Devonport||6424 5804||57-59 RookeSt Mall DEVONPORT||7310|
|Eyelines Glenorchy||6272 3555||379 Main Rd GLENORCHY||7010|
|Eyelines Hobart||6231 9801||137 Liverpool St HOBART||7000|
|Eyelines Huonville||6264 2514||15A Main Road HUONVILLE||7109|
|Eyelines Kings Meadows||6343 6333||4/139-143 Hobart Rd KINGS MEADOWS||7249|
|Eyelines Kingston||6229 1966||Kingston Town Sh/Centre KINGSTON||7050|
|Eyelines Launceston||6331 7513||61 Brisbane St LAUNCESTON||7250|
|Eyelines Legana||6330 2188||Shop 2 Legana Shopping Centre LEGANA||7277|
|Eyelines Prospect||6343 3326||Shop4 Prospect Vale Market Pl PROSPECT||7250|
|Eyelines Rosny||6245 0822||6 Bayfield St ROSNY||7018|
|Eyelines Sorell||6265 3011||27 Cole St SORELL||7172|
|Exsighting Vision||6426 1420||35 Gilbert Street LATROBE||7307|
|Eye Style||6425 5509||47 Reibey St ULVERSTONE||7315|
|Glenorchy Eyecare||6272 9407||368 Main Rd GLENORCHY||7010|
|Ian Liley||6425 4048||32 King Edward St ULVERSTONE||7315|
|Look of Australia||6224 3988||160 Collins St HOBART||7000|
|Martin's Eyecare||6272 8423||PO Box 764 GLENORCHY||7010|
|Specsavers Launceston||6331 7566||47 Brisbane Street LAUNCESTON||7250|
|Specsavers Devonport||6441 5226||69 Rooke Street DEVONPORT||7310|
|Visual Eyes||6287 7036||371 Elizabeth Street HOBART||7000|
|OPSM: Bayfield St||6244 6600||13 Bayfield St Rosny Park||7018|
|OPSM: Burnie||6431 8177||46 Mount St BURNIE||7320|
|OPSM: Hobart||6270 6555||140 Collins Street St HOBART||7000|
|OPSM: Devonport||6423 1166||31 Rooke St DEVONPORT||7310|
|OPSM: Glenorchy||6272 1670||Northgate Sh/Centre GLENORCHY||7010|
|OPSM: Kings Meadows||6344 5555||PO BOX 344 KINGS MEADOWS||7249|
|OPSM: Kingston||6229 9911||2 Kingston Plaza KINGSTON||7050|
|OPSM: Launceston||6331 1755||64 Brisbane St LAUNCESTON||7250|
|OPSM: Moonah||6272 0733||Shop 6, 110 Main Road MOONAH||7009|
|OPSM: Sandy Bay||6223 7777||Mayfair in the Bay SANDY BAY||7005|
|OPSM: Wynyard||6442 4440||124 Goldie Street WYNYARD||7325|
|Total Eyecare Claremont||6249 9320||Shop 19 Main Road CLAREMONT||7011|
|Total Eyecare: Hobart||6234 5709||99 Macquarie St HOBART||7000|
|Total Eyecare: Howrah||6247 1292||Shoreline Sh/Centre HOWRAH||7018|
|Total Eyecare: Huonville||6264 2095||18 Main Rd HUONVILLE||7109|
|Total Eyecare: Kingston||6229 4780||Channel Court Sh/Centre KINGSTON||7050|
|Total Eyecare: N/Norfolk||6261 4270||8 High St NEW NORFOLK||7140|
|Total Eyecare: New Town||6228 6899||7 New Town Plaza NEW TOWN||7008|
|Total Eyecare: Sandy Bay||6223 5940||Magnet Court Sh/Centre SANDY BAY||7005|
|Total Eyecare Sorell||6265 2552||10 Sorell Plaza SORELL||7172|