This website has been produced as a resource for patients with eye problems. All too often you go to see your doctor with a list of things that you would like to ask; pressures on time, nervousness and information overload often leave you with a sense of frustration. You are often left asking yourself “What did they tell me?” “What is the nature of my condition?” “What are the risks of surgery and what are the alternatives?” This website is evolving and hopes to address many of these issues. There are links to other sites for more information and downloads. I hope that you like what you see; if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send me a message.

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Dr Peter Heyworth

MBBS, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, FANSOPS

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic surgeon. (Eye Doctor)

I qualified MB, BS from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London in 1987. After a period of general practice, training in ophthalmology began in 1990. I trained at St George’s Hospital, London ... read more

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We are located at 115 Beach Rd, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230
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Broadly there are two groups of eye care professionals. Optometrists are skilled in testing for defects of vision, generally in order to prescribe corrective glasses contact lenses and low visual aids and magnifiers. They are also experienced in recognizing eye disease and are a good source of information.

Ophthalmologists (Eye Doctors) are medical practitioners specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. An ophthalmologist will have trained as a general doctor first before specialist training.

Often your first port of call will be the optometrist who will assess your vision. If they detect underlying eye problems they may choose to seek the opinion of an ophthalmologist. They sometimes monitor your condition in conjunction with an ophthalmologist.

For more information about Optometrists and Ophthalmologists please download this PDF brochure.




Further information about eye problems can be obtained from this link to Eyesmart.  

This is a website operated by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO), with whom I am a member.  The AAO represents the largest group of eye doctors in the world. This is a fantastic resource from which you can gain excellent information on most eye conditions and surgery as well as being able to ask or look up common questions.