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Fees & Charges

Everyone’s eyes are different. The cost of an eye consultation is determined by the procedures completed, similar to a visit to a doctor or a dentist.

In summary, the most common types of eye examination are shown below, broadly based upon age related eye health needs.

Complete Eye Consultations

Includes All Recommended Imaging

Our complete eye consultations include all recommended imaging.

Imaging is important as it allows the Optometrist to see detail, below the surface of your eye. Without imaging, eye health cannot be completely examined.

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Ages 40-65

Up to 40 minutes. As a guide, this is the recommended complete eye health and vision examination for patients aged 40-65. It includes detailed imaging to look below the surface, at the deepest parts of your eyes. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $135.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.05
Minimum net  cost:$75.95
Ages 65+

Up to 60 minutes. As a guide, this is the recommended complete eye health and vision examination for patients aged over 65. It is also recommended for patients with clinical signs of eye health conditions such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. It includes detailed imaging. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $187.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.05
Minimum net  cost:$127.95
Ages 16-40

Up to 40 minutes. As a guide, this is the recommended complete eye health and vision examination for patients aged 16-40. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $86.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.05
Minimum net  cost:$26.95
Children up to 16 years of age

This is a complete eye health and vision consultation for children under the age of 16yrs. To keep it simple, this consultation gives the Optometrist the freedom to do what is required, without incurring any additional consultation, testing or procedure costs. So as a parent, there’s cost clarity, without compromising your children’s eye care needs. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $59.05
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.05
Minimum net  cost:$Nil

Eye Consultations

Includes Consultation Only

Additional imaging fees may apply. Our complete eye consultations above include recommended imaging.

Long Consultation

Up to 40 minutes. A long consultation is required for a complete eye health and vision examination. In short, this is the consultation for new patients and those due for a full checkup. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $86.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.05
Minimum net  cost:$26.95
Short Consultation

Up to 20 minutes. A short consultation is suitable for a follow up visit or where only a brief or minor problem exists. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $46.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $29.60
Minimum net  cost:$16.40
Initial Contact Lens Consultation

Up to 60 minutes and includes follow up visits. This is required for all first time contact lens wearers or previous wearers who would benefit from a completely fresh start. A once off fee covers all required visits for a 12 month period, including initial fitting, trial lenses, wearing lessons and follow up visits. You can return for support as often as you like for a period of 12 months. Please note: strict eligibility criteria are applied by Medicare to contact lens wearers wishing to claim a Medicare rebate. In many cases, Medicare does not provide a rebate for contact lens consultations. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $212.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $145.35
Minimum net  cost:$59.65
Brief Contact Lens Review

Up to 20 minutes. Recommended for all current contact lens wearers who have not had a corneal health check or prescription review within the last 12 months. Please note: strict eligibility criteria are applied by Medicare to contact lens wearers wishing to claim a Medicare rebate. Medicare may not provide a rebate for contact lens specific consultations. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $46.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $29.60
Minimum net  cost:$16.40

Imaging

Includes Imaging Only

All imaging requires a consultation. Some further imaging may be required during your consultation and will be billed as shown below.

Ultra Wide-Field Retinal Imaging

This is an additional imaging procedure. A high definition, ultra wide-field digital image of the retina allows the Optometrist to view and accurately record the important features on the back surface of your eye.  Ultra wide-field retinal imaging is automatically included as part of selected complete eye consultations. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $49.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $Nil
Minimum net  cost:$49.00
Central Retinal Imaging

This is an additional imaging procedure. A high definition digital image of the retina allows the Optometrist to view and accurately record the important features on the back surface of your eye. Digital retinal imaging is automatically included as part of our complete eye consultations. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $49.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $Nil
Minimum net  cost:$49.00
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Up to 40 minutes. This is an additional test and includes detailed Zeiss HD-OCT scans and 3D imaging. This test may be required by the Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist where specific clinical signs are found. OCT provides a more detailed analysis. A common example is where Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration are suspected. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $101.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $Nil
Minimum net  cost:$101.00
Visual Field Test

Up to 40 minutes. This is an additional test and includes a detailed visual field examination using a Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser. This test may be required by the Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist where specific clinical signs are found and require further, more detailed investigation. A common example is where Glaucoma is suspected. Click here to book an appointment.

 

Full fee: $80.00
Estimated Medicare rebate*: $56.40
Minimum net  cost:$23.60

Medicare

* Estimated Medicare Rebates

The estimated Medicare rebates on this page are for a patient eligible to receive the full schedule rebate from Medicare for the service provided. Medicare rebates are set by Medicare and all rebates are paid directly to the patient’s bank account as registered with Medicare.

Medicare Online Claims

We are a Medicare online claims practice. This system ensures that all eligible Medicare and DVA card holders receive their maximum Medicare rebate on consultation fees according to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

DVA Patients

We bill DVA directly for all eligible Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) gold card holders. You must present your DVA gold card at the time of your consultation to receive a DVA funded eye test.

Billing FAQ

Standard Billing Proceedure
The standard billing and Medicare claims procedures for appointments are as follows:

  1. The patient pays us for all completed Optometrist consultations, tests and imaging procedures.
  2. We automatically process the patient’s Medicare claim on their behalf, via Medicare online claiming. There is no need for the patient to lodge a Medicare claim.
  3. The patient’s Medicare rebate is paid directly into the patient’s bank account as registered with Medicare.
No Gap Consultations

We offer “no gap” consultations in specific circumstances. A “no gap” consultation means you will receive a 100% rebate of the consultation fee from Medicare. This is not “bulk billing”, however the net cost to you will still be zero dollars.

We currently offer no gap consultations for:

1. Children under the age of 16 yrs – It is important that all children have access to comprehensive and thorough eye health and vision testing. This ensures that children under 16 yrs will incur no net cost for a full eye test and vision checkup.

2. Vision Certificates & Prescriptions – If you urgently require a vision certificate or spectacle prescription (e.g. driving licences), we will schedule you a brief consultation which we may bill as a “no gap” consultation. Your regular eye health checks will be completed at a different consultation which we’ll schedule at a later date with you.

Do You Bulk Bill?

We are not a bulk billing practice. However, you will still receive a Medicare rebate. In specific cases, we will charge a fee that results in a net zero cost to the patient. This is called a no gap consultation.

Are Eye Tests Free?

Medicare subsidises eye tests provided by Optometrists to eligible patients in Australia. Optometrists will charge a fee based upon the services they provide to the patient, similar to a GP.

Does Private Health Insurance Pay For Eye Tests?

Generally no, because Medicare does. If you are covered by an overseas or visitor’s private health insurance policy, you may be able to claim a rebate. It’s best to check with your policy.

Will I Require Imaging?

To properly diagnose and record your eye health, imaging is required. We recommend imaging for all new patients to the practice who are over 40 and all patients with an eye health condition.  Imaging is included in our complete eye consultations for over 40’s.

If you are a current patient, imaging may not be required at every visit.

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