About Us

Central Queensland Cataract Centre offers state-of-the-art ophthalmology services right here in Central Queensland.

We have one simple goal: to help our patients achieve optimum vision by providing expert knowledge, surgery and care at an affordable price. The advantages are clear to see.

Our cataract surgeon, Dr David Kitchen, is Central Queensland’s only local full-time resident ophthalmologist.

As a double fellowship specialist with both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and having performed more than 40,000 cataract surgeries approaching three decades as a senior consultant eye specialist, Dr Kitchen is among the most experienced and qualified ophthalmologists in Australia as regards cataract surgery.

With a special interest in cataract and intraocular refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastic procedures, pterygium and medical retina, Dr Kitchen has been providing ophthalmology services in the region since 1996.

We make it affordable

We make the life-changing benefits of cataract surgery more accessible, regardless of your financial situation. Uninsured patients may be eligible to receive some bulk billing services and patients with private health insurance may be eligible for no gap surgery options.

Click here for more information on cataract surgery options and cost.

We make it fast

We aim to provide a fast turnaround time on treatment, so you don’t need to spend years on a public waiting list!

We are local

We are local, so we are available if you need us, not on a fly-in/fly-out basis.

We aim to provide the best, most convenient and cost-effective treatment right here in Central Queensland.

Advanced Services

In addition to our standard low cost services, CQCC can provide advanced services according to patients’ needs and affordability, including multifocal intraocular lenses leading to a spectacle free life after cataract surgery.



CQ Eye Centre

31 Kirkellen Street
North Rockhampton, QLD 4701

CQ Eye Centre

50 Rossella Street,
Gladstone Q 4680

Bulk Billing available

Bulk billing for Medicare rebatable services is available for cataract related measurements and surgery for eligible patients with a valid Medicare card. Please check with us prior to your visit to ensure you are eligible to be bulk billed and have chosen the relevant cataract surgery pathway that suits your desires and needs.

Click here for more information on cataract surgery options and cost.

We offer no gap cataract surgery for those patients with the appropriate level of private health insurance and who have chosen this cataract surgery pathway.

Disclaimer: Please remember that medical information provided by this website, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. This mechanism is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make your own health care decisions.

Central Queensland Cataract Centre

Central Queensland Cataract Centre