About Us

About Us

Since its establishment in 1983, the Lions Eye Institute has become a global centre for ophthalmological care and first-class scientific research into the prevention of blindness.

One of Australia’s largest eye clinics and vision research centres, the Lions Eye Institute undertakes cutting-edge treatments and world-class research to achieve our mission of preventing blindness and curing eye disease.

Supporting this mission is a team of dedicated, internationally renowned researchers and clinicians, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and an institute-wide commitment to excellence, innovation and best practice.

The first of its kind in Australia, the Lions Eye Institute was created as a not-for-profit medical institute where fee-paying clinical services helped support scientific research.

When patients see their ophthalmologist in our clinics, part of each bill helps fund our research. It works like this:

Our Vision, Purpose and Values

Our vision – our aspiration

Better vision for all.

Our purpose – why we exist

To prevent and cure blindness and eye disease.

Our values

Our values don’t just govern the way we operate internally; they also reinforce our interactions with patients, collaborators, supporters and other external stakeholders. They are the principles that help guide us in the work we do.

  • Curiosity
    We ask questions, are interested, and never stop learning.

  • Care
    We consider and respect our patients, collaborators, and each other.

  • Integrity
    We do what we say we’re going to do, and are accountable, transparent and responsible in our actions.

  • Impact
    We make a positive difference to the lives of others and the communities in which we operate.

  • Unity
    We support each other and work as one to achieve common goals.

Why Choose the Lions Eye Institute?

When you choose the Lions Eye Institute you are choosing:

  • The unique complementarity of researchers working with clinicians to provide world-class care that is backed by science
  • Highly skilled and experienced clinicians
  • The most advanced treatments available in the world
  • State-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • Award-winning researchers who have made world-leading discoveries and advances
  • An organisation that is committed to community outreach and making eye care accessible for everyone

The Lions Eye Institute houses:

  • One of Australia’s biggest eye clinics, treating approximately 60,000 patients annually
  • A Day Surgery Unit conducting approximately 8,000 surgeries annually
  • The Lions Save-Sight Foundation
  • Lions Laser Vision, Western Australia’s premier refractive surgery centre
  • Lions Eye Bank, which collects, processes and distributes eye tissue for transplantation and research purposes
  • A large ocular Clinical Trials unit, which currently has more than 40 clinical trials underway
  • Lions Outback Vision, which provides outreach services to rural, remote and Indigenous communities throughout Western Australia
  • Lions Optics, which provides a full range of optometric services

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