Unless your optometrist recommends otherwise, you should have your eyes examined every two years or every year if over sixty-five. Apart from checking for any vision deficits during your eye examination, we provide a thorough inspection of the health of your eye. These inspections may reveal conditions or diseases that, while not requiring immediate treatment or referral to an ophthalmologist, may need more frequent monitoring by us.
You do not need a referral to have an eye examination with us.
Most people can wear contact lenses – age is no barrier. Because our visual ability changes with age, contact lens options will vary from person to person depending on your expectations and the purpose for which you want to wear contact lenses.
In certain cases, eye drops will be required to facilitate an eye examination. Occasionally, it may not be possible or appropriate to instill eye drops during your initial visit to our practice. A subsequent appointment will need to be arranged if this is the case.
We bulk-bill all patients. There may be extra out of pocket expenses for additional tests that do not attract a Medicare rebate. You will be advised of the cost if this is the case.
Yes, you can claim your health fund rebate directly on-site, saving you precious time and energy. Ensure you have your health fund card with you when you come in to pick-up your spectacles or contact lenses. If you have a question that is not answered here, our friendly staff are more than happy to help.
Whether you are due for an eye examination, want to exchange your dated glasses or need your frames repaired, Westmead Eyes Optometrists will be proud to help you.