Eye injuries at home

About 30% of all eye injuries occur in the domestic setting? DIY, car repairs and gardening have been shown to be a common cause of eye injury especially amongst males. Nearly all of these eye injuries can be prevented by taking the simple precaution of wearing suitable eye protection.

Suitable eye protection is that which is:

  • designed for the particular task at hand,
  • correctly fits the wearer, and
  • complies with the relevant AS/NZS standards for that activity

visit for more information https://ranzco.edu/home/foundation/juleye/

Dr Neil Sharma on 2GB/4BC Radio

Listen to Dr Neil Sharma talking to Chris Smith on 2GB/4BC discussing the JulEye National Eye Awareness campaign and answering listener phonecalls. Dr Neil Sharma has been a regular guest appearing on 2GB to discuss eye health and treatment since 2015.

Visit https://www.2gb.com/podcast/juleye-is-eye-health-awareness-month/ to listen to the podcast.

Phone Line Services Restored

We are pleased that the phone and fax lines have been restored, and both our main business phone number (02) 9699 0001 and fax number (02) 9699 0002 are now working. The voice message system is being fixed by Telstra and should be back working shortly.

Phone-Lines Update

We apologise for the ongoing issue with our phone lines. The main business number 9699 0001 is being diverted to our reception team mobile phone, and you can call this number or email us at reception@eyeandretina.com.au

The issue seems to have resulted from someone moving in to an apartment in the adjacent residential building trying to connect to the internet, and inexplicably the Telcos disconnecting our lines in the process. Blame seems to be being passed back and forth between Telstra and NBN Co, although neither has given us a clear answer.

Unfortunately the fax number is still not operational, despite Telstra sending 2 technicians and this issue being created almost 2 weeks ago . We have been assured by Telstra that the issue should be rectified by tomorrow (11th June 2020). We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have attempted to make an appointment, refer us a patient or been inconvenienced in any way by this issue, please email to let us know. We have lodged a complaint with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and need to demonstrate the extent and manner which this issue has affected our patients, referrers and business. Thank you for your assistance.


We apologise but our main business phone lines are currently not working due to an issue with Telstra/NBN seemingly disconnecting our service accidentally while they were connecting a nearby residential customer. We are working hard to have this problem resolved as soon as possible. Please email reception@eyeandretina.com.au or call 0449 745 379 in the interim.