Dr. Richard Barry is a local specialist ophthalmologist, living and working in Canberra. He is the principal of Blink Eye Clinic.
Dr. Barry is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialist, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital, and subsequently obtained international sub-specialist fellowship training in macula and retina disease, as well as vitreoretinal surgery.
A highly-regarded and expert cataract surgeon, Dr. Barry has extensive experience in the most complex and challenging cases, and with the use of premium intraocular lenses.
Dr. Barry believes in providing the most modern, up-to-date and innovative ophthalmic service to his patients in Canberra. His new practice, Blink, located in Barton, is a testament to this. With the most cutting-edge technology available anywhere in the country, Dr. Barry and his staff will ensure you get a world-class service, locally.
Dr. Barry is also actively involved in teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists and optometrists as a lecturer at the University of Sydney and an adjunct professor at the University of Canberra.
Most of all Dr. Barry believes in good communication, always being available to take care of his patients, and to answer, thoroughly, any questions or concerns they may have.
MBBS (Hons) BCom/Sc MPH FRANZCO
Dr. Matthew Spargo is a visiting specialist ophthalmologist from Sydney, practicing at Blink Eye Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dr. Spargo graduated in medicine with Honours from The University of Sydney, before completing a Master of Public Health from the same institution. His general ophthalmology training took place at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr. Spargo then undertook subspecialty training in paediatric ophthalmology and adult squint surgery in the United Kingdom, working in Cheltenham, Birmingham and Oxford.
While Dr. Spargo was in the UK, he gained immense experience in complex adult cataract surgery and paediatric cataract surgery, requiring a vast set of skills to operate inside small eyes, often with complex anatomy. He prides himself on ensuring the highest level of safety, while also striving for the best possible visual outcome. He also offers surgical services for squints, childhood lid problems, watery eyes in babies and adult pterygium.
Dr. Spargo is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Broken Hill Base Hospital. At these institutions, he is responsible for training the next generation of eye surgeons. He is also a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Spargo has a passion for delivering the highest standard of care to his patients, taking the time to explain the nature of the problem and the options to fix it. He prides himself on clear and concise communication, helping his patients navigate the complex world of ophthalmology.
BA, CNP, RYT - Practice Manager
Jessa, originally from Toronto, Canada, has been living in Canberra for over two years. She’s enjoying the welcoming community of the city and exploring the beautiful landscape of Australia.
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree and six years working in customer service and management, Jessa understands the importance of feeling heard and valued as a patient.
“We want our patients have a friendly and courteous experience from the moment they enter the clinic until they leave.”
Ophthalmic clinical assistant
Tash is an ophthalmic clinical assistant who has come to us from Adelaide. She is the newest member of our team. Her role within the clinic is to triage patients by testing vision/pressure and taking images of the eye. She will also assist with small procedures within the clinic. Tash will be studying Nursing and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University whilst working with us.
The idea behind Blink was to develop a new approach to how specialist consultation rooms can work. The name was selected to represent this creative and modern concept. Blink moves away from the conservative model of a doctor’s consultation room. The clinic is open plan, bright and spacious, full of natural light, creating a relaxed atmosphere that makes patients feel welcome. Innovative and cutting-edge, no expense was spared to invest in the most up-to-date technology to create this contemporary eye clinic.
Our mission at Blink is to provide a world-class, specialist ophthalmology service, right here in Canberra.