The Dry Eye Clinic at UNSW aims to be a state-wide referral centre for the diagnosis, imaging and evidence-based management of dry eye disease. As well as providing a platform for research on dry eyes, this clinic offers dry eye patients a chance to get involved. It also aims to be an advocacy centre for those suffering with dry eye disease.


Protocols are based on the TFOS DEWS II international consensus workshop. A visit to the dry eye clinic requires a referral, either from your own eyecare practitioner or from within our own clinic. The first visit will involve a dry eye evaluation with state-of-the-art equipment and will take approximately one and a half hours. At the end of this visit, the most appropriate and individualised treatment option(s) will be discussed. This may involve in-office treatments which require a subsequent appointment, e.g., LipiFlow (1 hour).

As Dry Eye Management requires access to state-of-the-art dry eye instrumentations not covered by Medicare, fees will apply. Further information is available on request.

The UNSW Optometry Clinic also offers free comprehensive eye examinations.

Contact us

Dry Eye Clinic Enquiries:
T: (02) 9385 4624

Looking to give back?

You can volunteer in dry eye related studies at UNSW School of Optometry & Vision Science.