SMS Healthcare Positioned for Growth

SMS Healthcare is positioned for growth in 2024

First Published – Minews [Dec 19, 2023] SMS Healthcare is positioned for growth in 2024 with new Chief Executive Officer David Hoy at the helm. Mr Hoy’s arrival at SMS in 2023 is the culmination of a 15-year career in health, in senior executive roles at Healthscope, the John Fawkner Private Hospital, Medibank, a small […]

Optometrists Get Hands-on with Refractive Laser

Bondi Eye Doctors wetlab event

First Published – Minews [Oct 1, 2023] Optometrists attending a wet lab at Bondi Eye Doctors, part of SMS Healthcare, have been given a unique opportunity to perform laser assisted lenticule extraction (LALEX) surgery using Johnson and Johnson Vision’s new Elita femtosecond laser platform. Leveraging a fast and ultra-precise laser pulse, the Elita is used […]

Sydney hospital offers more same-day joint replacement surgeries

news on East sydney privates same day joint replacement surgeries

First Published – Nine News [May 19, 2023] A private hospital in Sydney is offering same-day knee and hip replacements to patients who are suitable for early discharge. Eastern Sydney Private Hospital, which is partly owned by health insurer Medibank, today opened a new high-tech theatre so more patients can access the service. Currently, 20 per cent […]

Australians at increased risk of surfer’s eye over summer


Pterygium – a common affliction of summer sun More than 250,000 Aussies are at risk of an ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced eye disorder this summer as the holiday season gives rise to people spending prolonged periods in the sun. Eye doctors are warning sun seekers to ensure their eyes are adequately protected when outdoors to avoid […]

Australia’s largest eye surgery provider expands into South-Eastern Sydney & Wollongong

Southern Ophthalmology Joins SMS Healthcare – 2022

One of Australia’s largest corrective eye surgery providers, SMS Healthcare, has expanded its eye surgery services into south-east Sydney and the Illawarra, with the acquisition of Southern Ophthalmology, Kogarah, Miranda and Wollongong. Demand for eye surgery, currently a $1 billion industry, is forecast to increase over the next five years, with highest growth expected in […]

Devastating sudden onset blindness in diabetes at bottom of health check list


World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2022 Australians living with diabetes are being urged to monitor regularly for a devastating complication of the condition which can lead to catastrophic vision failure and sudden blindness without any previous symptoms. Advanced retinopathy, a condition where blood vessels in the eye become damaged, remains underdiagnosed and at the bottom […]

Australia’s largest eye surgery provider expands across northern and central Sydney

Sydney Eye Clinic

One of Australia’s largest corrective eye surgery provider, SMS Healthcare, has expanded its eye surgery services into Sydney CBD and the northern beaches, with new ophthalmology acquisitions in Darlinghurst and Brookvale. The latest acquisition of local Sydney Eye Clinic follows SMS Healthcare’s acquisition of Queensland-based LASERSIGHT Australia earlier this year. According to SMS Healthcare Managing […]

Welcome Dr Tanya Trinh and Dr Kenneth Ooi

Dr Tanya Trinh and Dr Kenneth Ooi

It is with great pleasure the team at SMS Healthcare announces two of our newest principal Ophthalmologists, Dr Tanya Trinh and Dr Kenneth Ooi, who have joined our business as doctor partners. Both Tanya and Ken are respective leaders in Ophthalmology in Cataract and specialised eye care. Dr Trinh, brings expertise in corneal eye disease […]

LASERSIGHT AUSTRALIA co-investment cements SMS Healthcare as market leader in laser refractive eye surgery


SMS Healthcare continues to expand its healthcare services portfolio with a new ophthalmology co-investment, further cementing the healthcare provider’s position as market leader in laser refractive eye surgery. The co-investment in leading Australian laser refractive eye surgery clinic network, LASERSIGHT Australia (LASERSIGHT), with three clinics in QLD and two clinics operating under the name of […]