Our History and Mission

About Us

We exist to maintain and improve the vision of our patients

Eye Specialist Institute is the longest continuously running ophthalmic practice in Queensland, initially established by the late Dr Noel Sampson in 1957. Our practice continues to provide excellent patient care across three Gold Coast locations and caters for a wide range of eye conditions and ophthalmic procedures.

Our commitment to providing an exceptionally high standard of patient care is driven by a world-class ophthalmic surgeon with specialist training in vitreoretinal, macular and cataract surgery, Dr Robert Bourke.

We pride ourselves in being ophthalmic innovators, giving our very best to deliver the highest quality vision possible for our patients using the safest technology and advanced techniques. Our choice of treatment is tailored to each individual patient and is based upon their intended goals, clinical evidence and our team’s wealth of expertise.

You are in safe hands through your eye health journey, under the expert care of our team of specialist doctors, Dr Robert Bourke, Dr Lewis Lam, Dr Sharon Morris, Dr Daniel Allbon, and Dr Darryl Gregor, each highly skilled in their particular ophthalmic sub-specialty.

Cataract Surgeon, Dr Robert Bourke, with a Patient

Our Mission Statement

  • We exist to maintain and improve the vision of our patients.
  • We have a special interest in Cataract, Retinal and Refractive surgery.
  • Patient satisfaction is our top priority.
  • We work closely with primary care providers to maximise patient outcomes.
  • We are involved at every level of patient management and treatment to provide reassurance and comfort.
  • Eye care … we care.


Dr Robert Bourke – MBBS, FRANZCO
Retinal and Cataract Surgeon


Dr Lewis Lam – MB ChB FRANZCO
Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon


Dr Sharon Morris – BM MRCSEd FRCOphth FRANZCO
Cataracts, Oculoplastics and General Ophthalmology


Dr Daniel Allbon – MB ChB PGDipOphthBS (Dist) FRANZCO
Cataract, Glaucoma and Oculoplastic Surgeon


Dr Darryl Gregor – OAM MBBS FRANZCO
General Ophthalmology


Our doctors are all Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

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