About Medownick Laser Eye Clinic in Melbourne

Medownick Laser Eye Clinic has pioneered laser eye surgery in Melbourne, becoming the leading laser (Lasik) eye specialist for laser eye and multifocal vision correction, and cataract surgery.

There are so many reasons why living a life without glasses or contact lenses enables you to live your best life. We sum it up in one phrase: freedom to see naturally. Medownick is committed to remaining at the leading edge of laser eye technology and patient care, because we want to free people from their glasses and contact lens. It’s why we have been telling people for years:

“There are many places you can lose your glasses, but the best place is Medownick Laser Eye Surgery Clinic.”

We’ve made it our mission and our life’s work to help you to walk out of our clinic with 20/20 – or better – vision.

Our story

Eye specialist Melbourne surgeon Dr Mark Medownick established the Medownick Eye Clinic as part of the Epworth medical complex in Melbourne in 1984 with the aim of providing excellence in ophthalmology in private practice. He worked closely with the Epworth Hospital, which was already established as a world-leading tertiary healthcare institution, modelled on America’s Mayo Clinic.

In 1994, Dr Medownick became the first eye surgeon in Australia to perform laser vision correction for long-sightedness, and it was at this time that we rebranded to the Medownick Laser Eye Clinic.

More than 25 years later, our laser eye clinic has grown to include an expert team of eye specialists and carers to support the 2500 patients we treat every year. We have recently upgraded our medical suites at the Epworth in Melbourne to provide state-of-the-art facilities, and even better comfort and care for our patients.

Our specialisations

We specialise exclusively in three key areas: laser eye surgery (also known as Lasik), Low Stress CataractTM Vision correction and cataract surgery. We correct the refractive errors of myopia (short-sightedness), astigmatism, long-sightedness, presbyopia and cataracts, and have helped more than 30,000 patients over the years enjoy better than 20/20 vision.

We believe that specialisation, along with our dedication to achieve the best outcome for your eyes, is the key for a successful result. When you focus your time and knowledge on one particular area, as Dr Medownick has, you become an expert that people can trust.

Our promise to you

One of Medownick’s hallmarks over the years has been our no obligation assessment process.

We undergo a thorough consultation to assess the health of your eyes, and will provide you with a realistic expectation of your potential to achieve 20/20 vision. We promise only to perform laser eye surgery if we believe you will achieve a successful outcome – which is the case for approximately 70 per cent of the people we see.

Who we support

Every time someone books in for a complementary eye consultation, Medownick donates $20 to one of the charitable foundations we support. It’s our way of giving back to the community.

The foundations include The Eye Foundation of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the Eye Research Foundation, Vision Australia, Melbourne University’s Department of Indigenous Eye Health and the Epworth Foundation.

Interest-free offer

Laser eye surgery is an investment in you. It’s why we offer interest-free payment plans over six, 12 or 18 months to suitable candidates.

Book a free laser eye assessment

Stop wondering and find out once and for all whether laser eye surgery is right for you. Book a free eye assessment today.