SSI is located on the historic grounds of Sydney Eye Hospital. You can find SSI in the south block, directly in front of the hospital and directly next door to the Sydney Mint Cafe.
For more information visit the Contact Us page to see a map of our location.
SSI is indeed located on the Sydney Eye Hospital campus, and there is a close working relationship between the two centers. However, SSI is a research centre of The University of Sydney (discipline of clinical ophthalmology) which incorporates an independent ophthalmic clinic with a strong clinical research focus.
All patients are referred to the clinic privately and therefore fees (including out of pocket fees) for services rendered do apply.However, as SSI is a not-for-profit enterprise, all revenue directly supports clinical and research activity.
Firstly you need a letter of referral from either your optometrist, ophthalmologist or your GP (family doctor).
Referrals from your GP will be valid for 12 months all other types of referral are only valid for three months. Many patients we see require very specialised testing – electrophysiology for example.
After we have received a patients letter of referral one of our specialist doctors will review the referral and identify what testing (if any) is required. An SSI administration staff member will contact you and discuss your pending appointment, what testing is required and any costs that are involved.
A letter confirming your appointment will also be sent to you.
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