What should I bring on my first visit?
- Your referral from a GP or optometrist
- Any current glasses
- A pension card if you have one
- Your Medicare card
- Any notes or relevant history about your eyes
- A list of your current medication
Can I drive to the appointment and home again?
At your appointment you may have drops in that can blur your vision and make you sensitive to light. If you can arrange for someone to drive you or use public transport it is advisable. Parking is available in the onsite multi level car park.
How long will I be at the surgery?
On average appointments can take 1 ½ hours. This will depend on what sort and how many extra tests you require and also whether you are to have dilating drops which requires a time to wait for them to work. Also the doctors can at times be running late which is often due to the policy at Lane Cove Eye Surgery to always accept emergency appointments for serious and sight threatening events that may occur and require immediate attention.
How much will the examination cost?
Please call our office (02 9418 1488) for details as costs vary according to whether you have a pension card and also depending on which Dr you are seeing and the type of appointment and other examinations you are having.
Why do I need a referral?
The doctors at Lane Cove Eye Surgery are specialists and therefore you should be referred to access the services from either a G.P. or an Optometrist.
By ensuring you have a relevant and current referral you are entitled to a medicare rebate for your consultation.
Will I get a rebate from Medicare?
Yes if your referral is current this will maximise the medicare rebate and that you have registered and are entitled to Medicare subsidies.
The consultation and most testing procedures will attract a Medicare refund which can be submitted by our administration staff on your behalf.