27 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna, VIC 3084
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

About Us

The Heidelberg Eye Clinic was initially established in the 1980s by Dr Robert Ramsay. Dr Narelle Spencer joined and took over the practice in 2007.The clinic provides comprehensive eye care for many ophthalmic conditions.

Our philosophy is simple. We are committed to helping you to achieve optimum eyesight by providing you with the finest quality of eye care using the latest technology.

We aim to provide you with caring, holistic and patient centered care. We believe strongly in patient education, your eyecare is a collaboration between patient and doctor. We take the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options.

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Meet Our Team

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Dr Narelle Spencer

MB.BS.(Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Spencer is a fellowship trained ophthalmologist. She is a comprehensive general ophthalmologist who has a special interest in;

  • cataract surgery
  • glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and surgery
  • oculoplastic surgery

Dr Spencer completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University in 1996, obtaining an Honours degree. She then worked at The Alfred Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital in the surgical residency program for 3 years. She also spent a year teaching anatomy to the medical students at both Melbourne and Monash Universities.

In 1999 she then entered the ophthalmic training program at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, where she completed ophthalmic training. She spent 12 months working as a Senior Registrar at the Sydney Eye Hospital. She then travelled to the United Kingdom where she completed a 12 month subspecialty fellowship in glaucoma followed by a 12 month oculoplastics fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital.

Dr Spencer returned to Australia in 2005, she spent the next 18 months working as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Forster Eye Surgery and Gloucester Memorial Hospital in NSW. She returned to Melbourne in 2007 where she took over the ownership of The Heidelberg Eye Clinic from Dr Ramsay. Dr Spencer was a consultant ophthalmologist at The Austin and Repatriation Hospital for many years where she supervised and taught registrars.

Dr Spencer regularly attends national and international ophthalmic conferences to maintain her clinical knowledge and skills. She is a fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group. She has been involved in teaching medical students, ophthalmic registrars, optometrists, general practitioners and pharmacists. She has also lectured at conferences and been involved in educational activities for ophthalmologists. She is actively involved in the Continual Professional Development program of RANZCO.

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Dr Alex Tan

MB.BS.(Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Alex Tan began his medical training at the age of 16 at The University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with First Class Honours in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours. He commenced work at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and continued to contribute to clinical research at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth. He completed his ophthalmic training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne, whilst serving on the Qualification and Education Committee and as a member of the Senior Trainees Network for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO).

Dr Tan has a special interest in cataract surgery and medical retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has performed over 3,000 successful cataract surgeries and also manages a wide range of ophthalmic disease including glaucoma, oculoplastics, and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr Tan values good communication and his patients are given time to ask questions and understand all of the options available before proceeding with a treatment plan tailored to meet their individual needs. His clinical motto is: “What would I do for my loved one?”. Outside of work he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

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