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Laser Vision Correction

Why Us?

Our vision

At Hobart Eye Surgeons, our vision is all about your vision – specifically, helping you restore your natural vision to its optimal level so you can live more freely.

Hobart Eye Surgeons was founded in 1998 by Dr Paul McCartney. We started as a private practice in general ophthalmology and have developed into an innovative team of highly skilled ophthalmologists.

Since 2008, we have been completing laser vision correction in Hobart, performing over 4000 successful treatments to achieve our patients’ vision goals.

At Hobart Eye Surgeons, we’re truly driven by the well-being of your eyes and your life. Take the first step to long-term visual happiness by discussing your options with one of our friendly and professional ophthalmologists and staff.


Our team


Dr Paul McCartney

Clinical Associate Professor


Dr McCartney graduated in Medicine from the University of Tasmania in 1983 and trained in ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney under Professor Fred Hollows. Before starting Hobart Eye Surgeons, he thoroughly researched, studied, and trained in Australia and internationally, cultivating a strong clinical interest in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery.


Dr Robin Abell

Dr Robin Abell graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours before undertaking a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Sciences at the University of Sydney. He completed his Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, specialising in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He returns to Melbourne once a month as a visiting specialist at the Cornea Clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital.


What makes Hobart Eye Surgeons different?

We’re trusted experts with a proven track record of success

Your eyes are in good hands with our team. We are highly trained with decades of experience and are members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, committed to exceptional eye healthcare in Australia.

We offer the safest, most advanced procedures

Our procedures are held to the highest standards and completed with world-class equipment that is correctly monitored and maintained. We are performing both wavefront and topography-guided laser surgery. Our operating theatres are effectively cleaned, and all staff use protective equipment to minimise the risk of infections.

We’re passionate about your long-term visual happiness

We’re committed to successful procedures so that you can live a better life, free from glasses and contact lenses. We take the time to ensure the chosen procedure is suitable for your condition and preferences. During your comprehensive visit, we take the utmost care to make you feel safe and comfortable.

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