Get to know Dr Anton van Heerden, vision correction specialist

A Melbourne eye surgeon devoted to transforming the way you see the world


A passion for transforming lives

Dr Anton van Heerden explains why he is passionate about vision correction surgery
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Information about Dr Anton Van Heerden

Dr Van Heerden is an expert cataract and vision correction surgeon. He is the director of Eye Laser Specialists, Armadale Eye Clinic and is the Head of Department, Surgical Ophthalmology Services at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.


Ophthalmologist & Refractive Surgeon

Dr Van Heerden is an expert cataract and refractive surgeon. He is a director of Eye Laser Specialists, Armadale Eye Clinic, Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic. 

Dr van Heerden is the HOU, Surgical Ophthalmology Services at the RVEEH where he strives to achieve better patient outcomes and shorter wait periods for patients requiring cataract surgery.

Dr Van Heerden specialises in cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK and SMILE®

His sub-specialist interests are in medical retina conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Van Heerden completed his medical degree at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He went on to become a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, UK where he furthered his surgical skills. He completed his post-graduate training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2008 he moved to Melbourne where he completed a year’s fellowship in medical retina and inflammatory diseases of the eye at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital: Audrey-Bowan Service excellence award- 2019

Dr Van Heerden is actively involved in clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery and is involved in registrar and medical student teaching.


    • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
    • Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists South Africa
    • Australian Society of Ophthalmology
    • Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Overseas humanitarian assistance

Dr Van Heerden has accompanied the team from the Australian Health and Humanitarian Association (AHHA) to Cambodia, where they performed cataract surgery on patients in need of help.

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What our patients say...

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Lovely staff, great facilities, eye surgery went smoothly – definitely recommend!

Kate Luscombe

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I’ve now got better than 2020 vision. No more glasses for me! I’m extremely pleased with the results.

Ash Redward

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Dr. Anton and his team have been nothing short of amazing through my journey in achieving better than 20-20 vision. Thank you!

Trish Toth

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Professional, thorough and gentle. Have been commending Dr Anton and the team to all my friends and family!

Zac Puplett

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About the expert

Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.