About Us

Enjoy better vision.

The Eye Health Centre provides exceptional care for your eyes and vision. We offer comprehensive eye services, ranging from eye testing and diagnostics, to advanced surgical procedures.

We understand eyes and the impact your vision has on your life, overall health and lifestyle. That’s why we use the latest methods to understand your condition and improve your vision. Our team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners includes internationally-recognised specialists in eye disease and treatments. We are a collaborative care clinic. That means we offer eye health support from ophthalmologists and clinical optometrists, so you get the most appropriate care when you need it.

All of our optometrists are highly trained in clinical assessment and management in accordance with The Eye Health Centre’s methods and protocols.

Visit one of our convenient locations in Brisbane City, Aspley, Wynnum and Booval.

Meet the team

Dr Andrew Apel

MB BS (QLD) FRANZCO. Corneal Surgery & External Eye Disease
Dr Andrew Apel is the founding owner of The Eye Health Centre Brisbane with practices in Brisbane City, Aspley, Wynnum and Booval.

As a patient seeking treatment for a vision or ocular health problem, you deserve to feel valued and important. No one will take your care as seriously as Brisbane ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon Dr Andrew Apel. A leader in the field of ophthalmology with over 25 years of experience providing medical and surgical solutions, Dr Apel is highly sought-after and greatly respected by patients and peers.

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Dr John Hogden

MB BS (UNSW) BMedSc FRANZCO. Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgeon
Dr John Hogden is an Ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in corneal, external eye disease, cataract, anterior segment, and

refractive surgery. Few things are as precious as your vision. If a refractive error, cataracts, corneal disease or another eye problem compromises your ocular health or your ability to see clearly, you deserve the finest medical or surgical care available. Individuals in Brisbane, Wynnum, Aspley and the surrounding Queensland areas place their trust in Dr John Hogden of The Eye Health Centre. The fellowship-trained ophthalmologist will dedicate himself to helping you achieve exceptional vision and ocular health through personalised, attentive care.

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Dr Michael Hogden

BSc MBBS (Hons) FRANZCO DAO Retinal Specialist
Michael Hogden is a retinal specialist with subspecialty training in the medical and surgical management of disorders of the vitreous,

retina and macula. He completed specialist ophthalmic surgical training in Queensland, including a year as senior registrar at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, before undertaking further subspecialty Fellowship training in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Bristol Eye Hospital, respectively. Michael has also pursued additional international retinal training at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York, and the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University in New York. He was awarded a RANZCO Overseas Scholarship to support his subspecialty Fellowship training in the United Kingdom and North America.

Dr Hogden holds a public appointment as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. In these academic posts he is involved in training Ophthalmology registrars and medical students and is involved in clinical research.

Dr Hogden consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Dr Gurmit Uppal

MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MD, FRCOphth (UK), FRANZCO
Dr Uppal is an ophthalmic cataract surgeon and vitreo-retinal specialist with a research background in macular surgery.

He undertook his training in London at leading
teaching hospitals and his ophthalmic training at the
the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, the
largest eye centre in Europe.

Thereafter he completed a retinal fellowship in
vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina at Sydney
Eye Hospital. Dr Uppal followed this up with a
second vitreo-retinal fellowship at Moorfields Eye
Hospital, London further enhancing his experience in
retinal disorders, trauma as well as high volume
refractive and complex cataract surgery.

Dr Uppal moved in 2014 to Brisbane with his wife
and two daughters.

Elevating Patient Outcomes:

Our ophthalmologists thrive within a collaborative and premium care environment, bolstered by the expertise of specialized clinical optometrists. This powerful partnership merges advanced medical insight with precision clinical support, ensuring comprehensive and personalized eye care. With our ophthalmology team, you're not only accessing leading specialists but also experiencing a commitment to your overall eye health and the utmost quality of care.