Why Choose Us

How long have you been doing what you do, and what experience do you have?
Dr. David IM Robinson is the principal Cataract, Lasik/Laser eye surgeon at Sydney Laser & Vision Centre, and has been practicing cataract and laser eye surgery for the past 15 years. He has personally performed over 7,000 Cataract and Laser eye surgeries.

Dr. Robinson is an experienced Corneal and Cataract eye surgeon who has an extensive educational and training background. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, and he underwent an advanced corneal fellowship year at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Robinson also received an additional, international fellowship training at Hadassah Hospital located in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a doctor who has specialised in eye surgery for 4 years, then further sub-specialised again in cornea and laser refractive surgery over 2 years. He has been involved in cataract and laser refractive surgery since LASIK was introduced to Australia in 1996.

What are your qualifications?
Dr David Robinson’s qualifications are Fellowships with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). He is a member of the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS).

How are you different from other cataract surgeons in Sydney?
Our principal surgeon, Dr David Robinson is a trained, qualified and experienced corneal and cataract surgeon; not just a standard eye surgeon doing cataracts. Ultimately, it is the skill and experience of the surgeon, combined with the latest technology in equipment, that gets you the best results. You are guaranteed that Dr David Robinson will personally perform your cataract procedure. Dr David Robinson has the most experience using the Cataylys Laser in Sydney.

Sydney Laser and Vision Centre is a boutique cataract & laser Centre that is not a franchise. While using the latest technology , our overheads are significantly lower than other Centres as we do not advertise in the print, radio or TV media unlike most other Centres. Consequently we are able to pass on these significant savings to our patients.

Sydney Laser & Vision Centre uses the superior high-technology Catalys Femtosecond Laser.

The CATALYS  Precision Laser System has many advantages  as listed:

  • 99% complete circular capsule opening (peer reviewed literature)
  • 70% reduction in ultrasound energy required across all grades of cataract (peer reviewed literature)
  • More than half of all cataracts removed with nil or minimal (EPT less than 4s) ultrasound energy  (peer reviewed literature)
  • “Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery compared with conventional cataract surgery” Abell, Kerr and Vote Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2013; 41 : 455-462
  • Can lead to better intra-ocular lens positioning which can give you a better chance of seeing without glasses
  • Less ultrasound energy required, which can lead to less corneal swelling and quicker visual recovery
  • Faster laser capsulotomy time
  • Minimal Intra-ocular pressure rise during surgery – (beneficial in glaucoma patients)



Our principal surgeon, Dr David Robinson, has performed more than 7000 Cataract, LASIK and LASER Vision Correction procedures.

Our free initial consultation is very comprehensive. It includes multiple measurements of your eyes utilising instruments such as the Pentacam and OCT. This consultation allows us to determine which procedure is most appropriate for you as well as an opportunity to answer all your questions.

We are a boutique clinic, based in Sydney, providing you with personal, individualised care from the initial consultation to all of the after care visits.

By electing to have surgery at Sydney Laser and Vision Centre you are avoiding public hospital waiting times and ensuring your eyes are in the best hands of experienced, skillked surgeons, who have additional subspecialty training in the anterior segment of the eye, where Cataracts occur.  Our team includes Ophthalmologists, Anaesthetists, Optometrists and Orthoptists.  Our Day-Stay facilities are accredited by the NSW Health Department.