Our Story

Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre (AE&LC) is a purpose built centre for performing cataract, corneal and eye laser surgery, including LASIK, PRK and now SMILE.

In February 1992 Dr Peter Ingham, our current Medical Director, introduced laser refractive surgery to South Australia at the Ashford Community Hospital campus. Due to high demand the Centre quickly outgrew this initial space and in 1996 moved to the Anzac Highway based campus of Ashford and was established as the Ashford Eye and Laser Centre.

Continued growth and success of the business saw it move again in 1999 to its current location, a purpose built facility at 215 Greenhill Road, Eastwood. At that time it was re-named Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre (AE&LC).

The centre is a purpose built consulting and operating facility for the speciality of cataract and eye laser (refractive) surgery with full accreditation. We are the first accredited facility of our kind in South Australia. Using this facility we are able to offer our patients the very best options in eye surgery.

Medical Director, Dr Peter Ingham, has introduced and refined various refractive surgical techniques in Adelaide during this period. Since 1992 Dr Ingham has completed more than 25,000 laser vision correction procedures and over 20,000 cataract procedures.

Currently, we have a practising surgeon, Dr Peter Ingham (Medical Director). We are a monitored hospital theatre and facility supported by the highest quality nurses, technicians, optometrists and administrative staff.

Patients are referred to us via a network of general practitioners, eye specialists and optometrists or independently chose us in their journey to optimise their vision.

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Our staff are always available to discuss any further questions you may have or to arrange a pre-operative assessment for you to see the clinical optometrist and surgeon.

Are you suitable for eye laser surgery?

Not all people are suitable for laser surgery and a thorough examination with an Ophthalmologist is necessary to determine suitability, however, there are some general guidelines and questions which can provide an initial indication of suitability. Take the suitability test and take your first step to a clearer brighter future.

Your questions answered here

We understand that having eye laser surgery is an important decision and that you may have questions about the procedure, your immediate recovery and what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. We have answered as many as we can here.