What should I bring to my appointment?
You will need to bring;
Referral letter (this may be sent directly by your referring practitioner)
Medicare card, Pension or Health Care Cards, Private Health Insurance Details
A list of your current medications
Sunglasses – your eyes may be light sensitive after your appointment
How long will my first appointment take?
Please allow 90 minutes for your initial appointment. You will see our orthoptist (clinical assistant) first who will assess your vision and intra-ocular pressure, possibly perform some diagnostic tests and will usually instil dilating drops. You will need to wait at least 20 minutes for the dilating drops to work.
Can I drive home after my appointment?
It may take up to 2-3 hours for your vision to return to normal after instillation of the dilating drops, so it is preferable to avoid driving during this time. If you bring sunglasses this will help to minimize the glare. We recommend you have someone drive you to this appointment as your vision may be blurred from the eye drops.
While we accept cash, personal cheques, EFTPOS and credit cards, we prefer that payments be made by card rather than cash if possible please. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We do not accept American Express or Diners cards.
Urgent conditions after hours
After hours, if you have an urgent condition and are unable to contact us or see your practitioner we suggest that you visit the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in East Melbourne. Their telephone number is 03 9929 8666.