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EYE TESTS

Bulk Billed Eye Test

We provide fre eye tests bulk billed through medicare. An eye test is more than just prescribing glasses, you want to find an optometrist that goes beyond just ‘better 1 or 2’. Your eyes are a window to your health and a comprehensive eye test can tell us a lot more about your overall health than you think. A detailed eye test can pick up signs of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol as well as eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. We have an extensive range of equipment to provide the testing and examinations required to evaluate your eye health and help us to detect, diagnose and monitor vision problems even when symptoms may not be apparent.

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What to expect during an eye test

First of all, expect to pay nothing out of pocket because all of our eye tests are bulk billed which means you get a free eye test with a valid Medicare card. Also, expect a thorough eye examination with free digital retinal imaging valued at $60.

We start by getting to know you and taking your eye and medical history so we can determine the appropriate tests for you. Then we conduct the necessary examination and testing including visual acuity checks, binocular vision assessment, refraction to determine your prescription, tonometry to check eye pressure, slit lamp to check the front of eye health and retinal imaging to check back of eye health. We then discuss the results and a management plan with you including all treatment options.

This whole process usually takes 30mins, this gives us enough time to talk to you about your results and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon, book an eye test today.

FAQs

Are eye tests Free?

All eye examinations at Allied Eye Care are bulk billed. This means that we bill Medicare directly, so you don’t have to pay any out of pocket costs. What if I don’t have Medicare, I hear you say. In that case, the eye test will cost $71 and we will provide you an invoice to claim this back through your private health cover.

How often can I get a test with Medicare?

Medicare will cover the cost of a comprehensive eye exam every 3 years for under 65 and every year for 65 and over. If you notice any changes to your vision before the recommended time frame or you have existing conditions you can still get a bulk billed eye test at allied eye care before this time.

Can an eye test detect diabetes?

It sure can. Diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye, a careful eye examination including retinal imaging can show signs pointing to abnormal blood glucose levels. If your optometrist detects any signs of diabetes a prompt referral to an ophthalmologist is necessary to control diabetes and prevent further damage.

How long does an eye test take?

A comprehensive eye test can take up to 30mins, longer if you need to select prescription glasses or have eye drops for a broader retinal check.

Book an appointment

Eye tests are bulk billed. That means no out of pocket costs for you with a valid Medicare card. All tests include FREE digital retinal imaging valued at $60. You can even claim your health insurance rebate on the spot.

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