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EYE ADVICE Optometry Clinics

 

Preparing for an Eye Examination

Appointments

All examinations are by appointment, except where there is an emergency, such as a red eye or sudden loss of sight. The appointment time given can only be a good estimate, as some patients take considerably more time than others. Please, remember to tell us if you have previously been seen at our other clinic. This will ensure your examination history is present on the day of the examination.

Eye Injuries

If there is an eye injury, it would be advisable to bring with you a second person in case you will need to have one eye patched, which would make driving difficult.

Medicare

Remember to bring your Medicare card with you on all your visits. Note that all Medicare cards have an expiry date. Please check this date as our claims for payment are rejected if the Medicare card is expired. Medicare will usually rebate only half the cost of your consultation, if you have previously been examined by an optometrist elsewhere, in the previous 2 years. Despite this, we still bulk-bill the visit to Medicare, so you will not be required to pay for the difference. However, please inform us of visits to other optometrists, as this is important for claiming the correct Medicare item.

Avoid Much Close Work Before Examination

It would be preferable to avoid extended amounts of close work eg. reading, crochet etc. a few days before the examination. This helps to relax the eyes and show their true refractive state.

Ordering Glasses

Please note that a deposit is required upon ordering of glasses (about one third of the cost of the glasses).

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EYE ADVICE Clinics in Oakleigh and South Yarra

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EYE ADVICE Staff

Kon Zagoritis BScOptom FVCO
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Why Have Regular Eye Examinations?

(1) To Detect Eye Problems.
(2) To Detect Possible Systemic Problems.
(3) To Follow Up Any Progressive Conditions.

What Does an Eye Examination Involve?

Dilating Drops

Preparing for an Eye Examination

Appointments

Eye Injuries

Medicare Cards

Avoiding Much Close Work Before Examination

Ordering Glasses

Our Range of Services

Clinical Services

Special Interest Subjects

Public Education Services

Commonly Used Spectacle Lenses

(A) Presbyopia

(1) Single Vision Lenses for Near Work

(2) Extended Focus lenses for Near Work

(3) Bifocal Lenses

(4) Multifocal or Progressive Powered Lenses

(B) Myopia (Short-Sightedness)

(C) Long-Sightedness

The Various Forms of Sun Protection

Variety and Quality in Spectacle Frames

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