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Coming to the Eye and Ear

Welcome to The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. The following information has been prepared to assist you if you need to come to the Eye and Ear. There are a number of reasons why you may be visiting the hospital. You can click on each link for more information about your visit:

During your visit to the Eye and Ear you will be seen by specialists who are trained in eye, ear, nose and throat conditions.

Please note, access to parking and drop-off areas in streets around the hospital will be difficult. There will also be regular changes to the hospital’s entrance and exit points. For the latest information on the hospital's redevelopment project, please follow this link.

View Kara's visit to the Eye and Ear:

Who is caring for your vision?

  • Ophthalmologist - Medical doctor, specialising in eye and vision care.
  • Ophthalmic Nurse – Nurse trained to provide care to people with vision disorders.
  • Optometrist - Registered health professional who measures refractive errors and then prescribes glasses to accurately improve vision.
  • Orthoptist - Allied health professional working in health teams with ophthalmologists who specialise in visual disorders and eye movements.

Who is caring for your hearing?

  • Audiologist -  An allied health professional trained in the assessment, prevention and management of disorders of hearing and balance.
  • ENT Specialist - Medical doctor who specialises in conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat and related structures of the head and neck.
  • Otology - Medical specialty related to the ear
  • Speech Pathologist - Allied health professional specialising in communication and swallowing disorders.