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About Northpoint Eyecare

Taking the extra time to provide the best care for your eyes


Our Clinic

Northpoint Eyecare is a new, state of the art Ophthalmological practice, centrally located in North Lakes which is rapidly becoming the hub of the northern suburbs of Brisbane. The aim of the practice is to provide comprehensive surgical and medical ophthalmic care in a modern, paperless practice with cutting edge technology and communication techniques.

Our experienced doctors are committed to serving the area into the future and we welcome both routine and urgent ophthalmic referrals.
Our facilities include the latest in diagnostic and imaging equipment, and we are able to communicate with you about your conditions on large screen monitors in all the consulting rooms.

We have a minor operation theatre and the latest Argon, YAG and SLT lasers for treatment of various conditions in the rooms.  Our surgery is performed locally with access to day surgery and inpatient facilities.

In addition to our private practice at Northpoint Eyecare, Dr. Slaughter and Dr. Smith are also Visiting Medical Officers at the North Lakes Day Hospital.  We are able to offer Intermediate Surgery to uninsured patients, with their clinical workup and follow-up, for all their ophthalmic conditions, provided locally at the practice.

Northpoint Eyecare Doctors


Dr. Stuart Reader

Dr Reader studied medicine at Flinders University of South Australia graduating in 1985. After a number of years as a RAAF medical officer, he completed training as a commercial pilot and worked in general aviation.   Following this, he undertook a post-graduate fellowship in aviation medicine in which he has an ongoing interest.   He completed his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and in Plymouth, UK. Upon returning from overseas Dr Reader worked as a general ophthalmologist in Sydney before relocating to Queensland.  He has now been on the north side of Brisbane for the pasU'fyears working as a general ophthalmologist. His particular interests are in general ophthalmology,  medical retinal diseases, and aviation medicine.  Dr Reader is a member of the Royal Australian and  New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists  (RANZCO) and the Australian Society of Aerospace Medicine.

Dr Reader regularly attends both local and overseas ophthalmic meetings, as well as giving regular clinical updates to Optometrists and  General  Practitioners.

Qualifications: BMBS, FRANZCO, DipAvMed

Special Interests: General Ophthalmology,  Medical Retinal Diseases and Aviation Medicine


Dr. Kate Slaughter

Dr Slaughter graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 1997 and undertook her residency training throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.  In 2006 Dr Kate Slaughter completed her advanced training in Ophthalmology in Queensland.  She completed a fellowship in Cataract and Anterior Segment surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and had further experience working as a Senior Fellow in  Exeter, United Kingdom.

Dr Slaughter is a member of the Royal Australian and  New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists  (RANZCO) and The Australasian Society of Cataracts and Refraction Surgeon (AUSCRS). She regularly attends national and international meetings to keep up to date with the latest advances in Ophthalmology.

Dr Slaughter worked as a visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and was awarded RANZCO Trainer of Excellence award in 2010. She was also Director of Training for RANZCO Queensland 2010-2016.

Qualifications: MBBS, FRANZCO

Special Interests: Cataract Surgery, AMD, Medical Retina, Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology. 


Dr. Andrew Smith

Dr Smith was a graduate of University of Queensland Medical School in  1997 and spent his residency training in Northern Queensland and  Brisbane.  He has achieved a Masters in Science research degree in Anatomy at Trinity College in Dublin for which he received a Trinity College Post-Graduate Award.   He completed his advanced training in Ophthalmology in Queensland in 2007.  Following this he had further fellowship training in Oculoplastics surgery in the UK at Addenbrooke's Hospital,  Cambridge University Hospital and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.   

Dr Smith is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the Australasian Society of Cataracts and  Refractive Surgeons  (AUSCRS).  He regularly attends and has presented at national and international conferences.  Dr Smith was a Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital 2009-2016.  He has been actively involved in the teaching of registrars and medical students and was awarded a RANZCO Trainer of Excellence in 2010.  

He was on the organising committee for RANZCO QLD Branch annual conference between 2010-2016.  He was young fellow representative RANZCO branch 2010-2014.

Qualifications: MBBS, MSc, FRANZCO

Special Interests: Cataract Surgery,  Pterygium Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, including Endoscopic Surgical

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