About Our Practice

Hunter Cataract & Eye Centre is the latest evolution of a longstanding Eye Clinic.

The Eye Clinic was first established in 1915 by Dr Hugh Allen and was the first specialist eye clinic of its kind outside of Macquarie St, Sydney. The clinic was then passed on to Dr Sep Owen OAM, a well known and respected Eye Surgeon in the Newcastle region. Dr Robert Henderson ran the clinic from the mid 1980s, until taken over by Dr David Manning in 2006.

Dr Manning upgraded the clinic into Denison Street Eye Surgeons and now into its most recent phase Hunter Cataract & Eye Centre in 2013. The small clinic has now moved to the bustling centre of Charlestown to provide excellent amenity, excellent access and a more centralised location for the Hunter region.