If you are unable to keep an appointment we would appreciate 24 hours notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.
What to bring with you
When you come for your appointment please bring the following:
- Referral letter from GP, optometrist, family physician or another doctor
- Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
- your most recent glasses
- a list of medications that you are taking
- your Private Hospital Insurance information if you have this
- copies of results, x-rays, MRI's, CT scans etc and any other relevant information
After checking in with our friendly reception staff, your consultation will start with a review by one of our ophthalmic assistants. They will proceed to any diagnostics tests that you may require.
We value your time and we make every effort to run on schedule. However, we occasionally have emergencies, or you may require a little more time or need a minor procedure and you may need unforeseen diagnostic tests, which where possible, are performed on the day of consultation.
These factors can cause some delays and we apologise if we keep you waiting. We provide a coffee machine and tea making facilities, and those with diabetes may want to bring a light snack. You should allow 60 to 90 minutes for your appointment. Please notify our staff if you have any concerns or have other appointments.
Where possible we recommend having someone drive you to your appointment and especially to collect you after your appointment.
Your eyes may require dilating at each appointment to enable a thorough examination of your eyes by the specialist. Drops are used to dilate your pupils and can take 20–30 minutes to take effect. These drops may last for a few hours, may make your vision blurred, and may exaggerate glare.
We would encourage you not to drive following your appointment for at least 3 hours. Sunglasses may help with symptoms of glare.
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