Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an eye test cost?
All medicare eligible services are bulk-billed with a valid medicare card.
With all comprehensive eye testing, our Optometrists will also take retinal images. This has a gap of $25 for adults and is free for children under 18 years old. Comprehensive eye testing is performed on all new patients as well as every 12 months for existing patients. There are some services that are not covered by Medicare and are performed on a case by case basis. Our Optometrists will discuss any additional testing and costs. Medicals required for work purposes are NOT covered by Medicare and will be charged privately.
How long will my eye test take?
A standard comprehensive eye test takes approximately 40 minutes. If you are a new patient, it is helpful if you come in a few minutes earlier so we can collect your details. If you need to select glasses, you will need some extra time to choose your frames and lens options.
What should I bring to my eye test?
Your Medicare Card
Any current glasses you wear - including prescription glasses, non-prescription readers and sunglasses.
A list of any medications you take including supplements
Your private health fund card, if applicable
What Happens if I don't have a medicare carD?
Don't worry! We are still able to privately bill your consultation so you will still be well looked after.
Do you test Children's eyes?
We sure do. If you have any concerns, we will do eye tests for children of any age (with age appropriate testing of course). If you have no concerns, we recommend that all children should have an eye test at around 4 years old.
Do you test for Glaucoma and Macula Degeneration?
Yes. We pride ourselves on patient care and have some of the best technology in the industry which helps us to detect glaucoma and macula degeneration, as well as many other eye diseases earlier and more accurately.
Can I drive after my appointment?
In most cases, yes you can. However, sometimes we may need to put drops in your eyes which affect your vision. The most common reasons for using these drops include patients with diabetes and new onset flashing lights or floaters. Please mention if you are having any problems when you book your appointment and we will be able to advise if you will be needing the drops or not.