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