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We charge a fee for Optometrist consultations based on the procedures completed, similar to a visit to a doctor or a dentist.

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Typical Consultation Fees

Noncomplicated

Regular over 40s

Complex

Schedule of Fees:

General Optometrist Fees

Contact Lens Consultation Fees

Imaging Fees

Medicare Card Holders

DVA Gold Card Holders

Private & Overseas Patients

Common Questions

Typical Consultation Fees

Children under 16 years will be billed a no-gap consultation fee. We will process your Medicare claim for you. All eligible patients will receive their Medicare rebate back to their bank account.

*Estimated Medicare rebates are for eligible patients.

Noncomplicated

Fee: $92

*Medicare Rebate: $62.45

  • 40-minute consultation
  • Eye health checks
  • Vision testing
  • Eye coordination
  • Eye protection
  • Lens advise
  • Eye medications
  • General imaging
  • Ultra wide-field imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography

Regular Over 40s

Fee: $145

*Medicare Rebate: $62.45

  • 40-minute consultation
  • Eye health checks
  • Vision testing
  • Eye coordination
  • Eye protection
  • Lens advise
  • Eye medications
  • General imaging
  • Ultra wide-field imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography

Complex

Fee: $193

*Medicare Rebate: $62.45

  • 40-minute consultation
  • Eye health checks
  • Vision testing
  • Eye coordination
  • Eye protection
  • Lens advise
  • Eye medications
  • General imaging
  • Ultra wide-field imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography

General Optometrist Fee Schedule

We charge a fee for Optometrist consultations based on the procedures completed, similar to a visit to a doctor or a dentist.

*Estimated Medicare rebates are for eligible patients.

Long Consultation

Optometrist consultation, up to 40 minutes. Recommended for all initial consultations, general eye tests, more complex concerns and new patients.

Fee: $92

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $62.45

Short Consultation

Optometrist consultation, up to 20 minutes. Recommended for a secondary, review/follow-up consultation or a single, brief concern not requiring a long consultation.

Fee: $49

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $31.30

No Gap Consultation

Optometrist consultation, up to 40 minutes, for children under the age of 16 years who are eligible to receive a Medicare rebate. The consultation fee we charge will be equal to the Medicare rebate available to the patient.

Fee: $62.45

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $62.45

Contact Lens Consultation Fee Schedule

Strict eligibility criteria are applied by Medicare to contact lens wearers. Medicare does not provide a rebate for contact lens consultations that do not meet the eligibility criteria.

*Estimated Medicare rebates are for eligible patients.

Brief Contact Lens Review

Optometrist consultation, up to 20 minutes. Includes an updated contact lens prescription and trial contact lenses as required. Recommended to all current contact lens wearers who have not had a corneal health check or prescription review within the last 12 months.

Fee: $49

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $31.30

Initial Contact Lens Fitting Package

Start wearing contact lenses. This package fee covers the initial contact lens fitting consultation, wearing lessons and follow-up visits by the Optometrist for 12 months.

Fee: $227

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $155.15

Ortho-K Package

Start wearing Ortho-K lenses. This package fee covers the initial contact lens fitting consultation, Ortho-K lenses, wearing lessons, care packs, tools, and follow-up visits by the Optometrist for 12 months.

Fee: $1,500 to $1,800

Estimated Medicare rebate*: None

Imaging Fee Schedule

We routinely recommend a variety of imaging procedures. Imaging allows the Optometrist to assess parts of the eye not able to be examined through traditional eye testing techniques. Imaging also provides an accurate and highly detailed medical record of the eye. The Optometrist may also recommend specific imaging procedures where clinical signs and symptoms require further investigation.

*Estimated Medicare rebates are for eligible patients.

Ultra Wide-Field Retinal Imaging

Includes high definition, ultra wide-field images of both eyes. Routinely recommended to all patients over the age of 40 years.

Fee: $53

Estimated Medicare rebate*: None

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Includes detailed Zeiss HD-OCT scans and 3D imaging of both eyes. Recommended to all patients at risk of, or affected by Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma and often recommended in patients over the age of 65 years.

Fee: $92

Estimated Medicare rebate*: None

Corneal Topography & Meibomian Gland Imaging

Includes detailed images and measurements of both corneas. Required for rigid contact lens fitting by the Optometrist.

Fee: $53

Estimated Medicare rebate*: None

Visual Field Test

Includes a detailed visual field examination of both eyes using a Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser. Recommended to all patients at risk of, or affected by Glaucoma.

Fee: $86

Estimated Medicare rebate*: $59.60

Medicare Card Holders

We are a Medicare online claims practice. We do not bulk bill Medicare. Medicare’s online claiming system is fast and ensures that all eligible Medicare cardholders receive their maximum Medicare rebate on consultation fees according to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

*Estimated Medicare rebates on this page are for a patient eligible to receive the full schedule rebate from Medicare for the service provided.

How we will process your bill

1. You, the patient, pay us directly for all Optometrist fees.

2. We will automatically process your Medicare claim on your behalf, using Medicare online claiming. You will not need to lodge a Medicare claim yourself.

3. You will receive your Medicare rebate into the bank account you have registered with Medicare.

DVA Gold Card Holders

We bulk bill all eligible DVA Gold Card holders for standard consultations according to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Where a procedure is required that is not covered by the MBS, for example, optical coherence tomography (OCT), the fee will be billed as per Medicare card holders and is payable by the patient.

Private & Overseas Patients

All private and overseas patients are required to pay all fees and charges directly to us.

Where documents are required for overseas health insurance claims, please provide us with the forms and instructions so that we can complete this step for you.

Common Questions

Does private health insurance pay for eye tests?

No, not if you are eligible to receive a Medicare rebate. 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 provider.

Do you bulk bill?

No, 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.

Aren’t eye tests free in Australia?

No. Medicare subsidises eye tests provided by registered Optometrists to eligible patients in Australia. Optometrists will charge a fee based on the services they provide to the patient, similar to a GP or dentist. Optometrists who do not charge a fee directly to their patients (or imply that their eye tests are “free”) bill Medicare for the eye test and subsidise the cost of the eye test through the sale of other items, such as glasses.

Noosa Optical

Suite 2 & 3 Noosa Professional Centre
1 Lanyana Way
Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm

We're closed for weekends and public holidays.