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When you arrive

On arrival you will be greeted by one of our friendly medical administration staff who will make sure we have all your personal details, including Medicare, DVA and concession entitlements. An Ophthalmic Technician will do some preliminary tests on your eyes. Your doctor will examine you, and/or may order drops and other diagnostic tests and treatments based on your referral. (We perform most tests, treatments and procedures on site).

What to bring:

  • Your referral (this is essential in order for you to claim a Medicare rebate for your visit)
  • Your current reading and distance glasses
  • Allow up to 2 hours for your visit
  • Be aware that eye drops may be used which dilate the pupils to enable a thorough eye examination. We strongly recommend you bring a driver with you, or allow 40 minutes extra for the drops’ effects to wear off. It can take up to three hours for eyes to return to normal.
  • Medicare, pension and/or DVA cards
  • A list of current medications (or bring them with you)
  • Sunglasses, to make you comfortable after having your pupils dilated
  • Diabetics should bring some food (your visit could be up to 2 hours)
  • Please provide at least 24 hours notice for cancellation or changes to appointments


  • If you have a Medicare card you can claim a rebate from Medicare for your consultation and most tests and treatments. To be eligible for a rebate, Medicare card holders must have a current referral from your optometrist or general practitioner.
  • A discount is given if you hold a current Pensioner Health Benefits card. Bulk Billing is not routinely offered to patients. DVA Gold Card entitlement holders are fully covered.
  • If you are uncertain of the costs and rebates for your consultation, treatment, test or procedure please contact us for an indication.