About Us

Our Doctors

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

MBBS  MMed (Ophthal) FRANZCO

Dr Jerry Vongphanit, our medical director, is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He completed his medical qualifications at University of Sydney.  

Dr Jerry Vongphanit completed his Master of Medicine at the University of Sydney where he conducted research in diseases of the retina as part of the Blue Mountains Eye study.  The results of these studies were published in large international ophthalmic journals. Currently, he is a expert reviewer of manuscripts submitted to these journals.

Dr Jerry Vongphanit spent several years working in general medicine in public hospitals before embarking on his ophthalmic career.

He completed his ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital where he trained through the different subspecialties throughout  metropolitan Sydney and regional New South Wales.

His current hospital appointments include  Warners Bay Private Hospital, Dalcross Adventist Hospital  and Pittwater Day Surgery. He currently consults in  Mona Vale Eye Centre and Toronto Eye Surgery. 

Dr Charmaine Lim


Dr Charmaine Lim practices both as a Medical Retina Specialist and General Ophthalmologist. 

Dr Lim graduated from medical school with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney.  Subsequently she completed a Masters of Public Health, graduating with Honours following submission of an Ophthalmology-based research treatise. She has authored several research publications. 

She undertook her Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. This was followed by a sub-specialty fellowship dedicated to the study of retinal diseases at Westmead Hospital with Professor Paul Mitchell. As a research investigator and clinician, she was involved in the recruitment and active clinical treatment of patients for several large, international research trials directed at finding new treatments for retinal disease.  She has extensive experience in the latest techniques in diagnosis and treatment of Macular Degeneration and Retinal Vascular diseases including Diabetic Retinopathy. 

Dr Lim has appointments at Mona Vale Eye Centre, Pittwater Day Surgery, and Strathfield Retina.

Dr Ee-Munn Chia


Dr Ee-Munn Chia practices both as a Medical Retinal Specialist and a General Ophthalmologist.

After graduating from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours, she completed her ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital.  She trained further in general ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye and Stepping Hill Hospitals in the United Kingdom before a medical retinal fellowship with the Retina Associates, Sydney.

She attained her PhD from the University of Sydney following research as a co-investigator with the Blue Mountains Eye Study. These results are published in large international ophthalmic journals. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases including diabetic retinopathy.

She has appointments at Mona Vale Eye Centre, Retina Associates, Liverpool and Bowral.

Established in 2008, Mona Vale Eye Centre is a comprehensive eye practice that sees patients of all ages. We diagnose and manage many eye condtions from eyelid abnormalities to cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Our eye doctors service all areas of the northern beaches of Sydney including  Palm Beach, Avalon, Newport, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Brookvale and Manly.
We aim to provide personalised, friendly and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. The practice is equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies. We have the facilities to perform oculoplastic procedures in our clinic.
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