Can I claim the cost of my eye examination on Medicare?

Yes you can. The majority of the cost of a basic eye examination is bulk billed through Medicare. To thoroughly assess the health of your eyes we may need to carry out additional tests over and above the basic eye examination. The costs of any additional tests are not claimable on Medicare.

Will you be checking for any other eye problems apart from those corrected by spectacles?

Supported by the latest technology, our optometrists are able to thoroughly assess the health of your eyes inside and out. We are able to pick up the early signs of eye conditions before your vision is affected.

Why do you want to know about my general health and any medications I am taking?

It is important that we ask you about your general health both past and present as underlying health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can affect your eyes. Certain medications can have visual side effects or may cause headaches therefore it is important that you bring a list of any medications you are taking to your appointment.

If my eyes are fine every time then why should I have my eyes examined again in two years?

The condition of your eyes can change over time. Some eye conditions develop gradually therefore their signs and symptoms easily go un-noticed. It is important to have regular eye exams in order to pick up any change as early as possible to ensure that any problem can be treated before it affects your vision.

How often should I have my eyes examined?

Your eyes should be examined by an optometrist at least once every two years. If you are a contact lens wearer, then your eyes should be examined every 12 months to ensure that the lenses are still fitting correctly and that they are providing you with the best vision possible.

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