Frequently asked questions
Can I claim my consultation fee on Medicare?
The amount of the rebate depends on how long it has been since your last eye examination but is typically around $35-70. To thoroughly assess the health of your eyes we usually carry out additional tests that are not claimable on Medicare.
Can you process my private health fund claims at my appointment using HICAPS?
Yes, we can. Please bring your private health fund membership card and we can process any claims on the spot using our electronic HICAPS system.
How long will my appointment take?
If you are new to Optika Optometrist, or if you have not been seen for over 12 months, your appointment will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Follow-up appointments are generally shorter.
How often should I have my eyes examined?
Your eyes should be examined by an experienced Optometrist at least once every 2 years. If you are a contact lens wearer, then your eyes should be examined every 12 months to ensure that the lenses are still fitting correctly and that they are providing you with the best vision possible
What do I have to bring to my appointment?
Please bring to your appointment any glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses that you wear. If you wear contact lenses, please bring the name of your contact lens care system. Please also bring a list of any medications you are taking and ask your family about any history of eye disease or health conditions that may affect the eyes.
Is there parking available?
Although street parking is an option, the most convenient parking can be found at the Cabra-vale Diggers Club or the Dutton Lane car park.