Eye Specialist in East Melbourne


Eye Specialist in East Melbourne


Welcome to Eye Laser Specialists, your experienced and caring eye specialist near the East Melbourne area. If you are tired of losing or breaking your glasses, if your eyes aren’t suitable for contact lenses, or if the use of these optical aids just doesn’t suit your busy, active lifestyle, our eye specialist is just 20 minutes east of Melbourne CBD in Armadale, VIC.

The Team

Our team is comprised of dedicated and highly trained members whose focus is to achieve you outstanding results for your vision, without the dependency on spectacle and contact lenses. All our team members are well experienced in their roles and work closely together to ensure the best outcome for you as our valued patient. From the receptionist to our clinical support team to our skilled ophthalmologist, our East Melbourne patients have convenient access to a great team with your best vision as our number one priority.

Dr Anton van Heerden has been practising as an ophthalmologist for over 10 years, with further specialised training in the area of cataract and refractive surgery. His extensive experience and the carefully considered creation of the Eye Laser Specialists clinic means our practice is perfectly equipped with not only the skills and expertise to be able to achieve you an excellent visual outcome but also the insight to understand what you want from your vision.

The clinic

Our practice is equipped with a full refractive suite of the latest laser technology out of Germany, meaning that you can expect the utmost precision and care when it comes to treating your eyes.

Our equipment includes the MEL90 excimer laser and VisuMax femtosecond laser by Zeiss, both top of the range tools when it comes to delivering outstanding results in refractive surgery with high accuracy and safety profiles.

Conveniently located less than 20 minutes from East Melbourne, our eye clinic in Armadale is easily accessible by public transport or by car, with easy parking on the nearby High St.

Our services

Glasses and contact lenses can be an inconvenience and also costly to maintain. At Eye Laser Specialists you have the potential to be free of these optical aids.

With a fully equipped surgical suite, we are able to offer a treatment for almost all eyes and visual requirements, even for patients who may have been told in the past that their eyes were unsuitable for all procedures. Our refractive surgery services include:


A popular procedure with reduced recovery time and excellent visual results, we also offer PRESBYOND blended LASIK for presbyopic patients.


Not all patients are suitable for LASIK, making PRK a useful option for many people.


SMILE is a revolutionary keyhole technique, which offers minimal recovery time and reduced risk of complications.


Intraocular contact lenses are suitable for patients with very high prescriptions who may fall outside the range of other refractive procedures.

Cataract surgery

Cataracts are an inevitable part of ageing but with cataract surgery we may be able to return your vision to your younger years.


Refractive lens exchange is a great option for patients over 50 who are not suitable for corneal refractive procedures such as LASIK, PRK or SMILE

In addition to vision correction by refractive surgery, our practice is equipped to manage mild to severe dry eye with our specialised dry eye clinic, the EyeSpa . We are also capable of offering ultraviolet corneal cross-linking treatment for keratoconus.

We offer a free initial appointment for a thorough assessment of your eyes and vision as well as an open discussion about what treatment options are best recommended for you.

Call us now to book your complimentary consultation on 03 8372 0187.

About Eye Laser Specialists

Our experts bring a combined 40 years of eye surgery experience to Melbourne

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.


Dr Edward Roufail, PHD, FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

As an experienced eye surgeon, Dr Edward Roufail has expertise in performing corneal refractive procedures, including SMILE, LASIK, PRK and Presbyond. He’s passionate about improving his patients’ eyesight through laser vision correction. Edward has performed thousands of cataract, retinal and macular surgeries and routinely, performs over 500 intraocular surgeries a year, including MFIOL and ICL. He is passionate about using the latest technology to deliver the best outcomes for patients.