How much does an eye examination cost?
A full eye examination and health check costs $75. At the time of your appointment we will refund your Medicare Rebate immediately to your EFTPOS account. Depending on eligibility you will be refunded either $28.45 or $56.80.
At Coral Sea Eyecare we provide the latest eyecare technology as well as being able to perform Retinal Photography and OCT scans. Extra charges apply for these services. Please ask our staff for more details.
Can I use my Private Health Insurance?
Yes. We can claim your health fund rebate through Hicaps straight away, leaving you to just pay the gap.
Do you Bulk Bill?
If you hold a valid Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card, or are under sixteen years of age, your appointments will be fully Bulk Billed to Medicare with no out-of-pocket expense.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
How long will it take to get my spectacles?
At Coral Sea Eyecare we have an onsite lab and can make basic prescriptions within the same day. For more complex prescriptions, such as transitions, thinner lenses, progressive and bifocal lenses, we offer a quick turnaround of approximately 5-10 working days. (As each patient will have different needs there may be some prescriptions that take longer than these times. Your Dispenser will discuss time frames at the time of your appointment.)
I have come on holidays and forgotten my contact lenses, can you help me?
Yes we can! We stock a range of daily disposable contact lenses that we can dispense the same day. However, we do need a valid copy of your contact lens prescription to do this. If you do not have a copy, we can call your optometrist to retrieve it. If your prescription is not valid (over 12months old) we will offer you a contact lens check for $40. We can then dispense your lenses and issue you a copy of your new prescription.
How often should I get my eyes tested?
It is professionally recommended to have your eyes tested every two years even if you don't need spectacles. Children are recommended to have their eyes tested before they start school.
If you would like to learn more about looking after your eyes, take a look at this informative brochure produced by Optometry Australia.