Your eye health is our top priority
We care about providing the most suitable care for each patient, and to make sure our knowledge is up to date. Since 2002 we have invested around $100,000 on additional education* for our optometrists and staff:
- various eye diseases
- myopia control
- ocular therapeutics (able to prescribe eye medications)
- paediatric optometry.
*This is on top of the standard optometry course.
We also think about each patient’s long term eye health. We take time to educate on proactive prevention, rather than just reactionary, teaching our patients how to care for eyes so they do not get worse.
Prescribing glasses for optimal comfort
People often take vision for granted. Quality vision is an act of balancing your:
- visual task needs.
Sometimes all three have different needs, and it is our job to negotiate with your brain and eyes to give you a most comfortable visual solution for your work and hobbies. We see prescribing glasses as an art and science, which involves an enormous amount of thinking and balancing between how your brain processes (visual processing) and the images coming from each eye (binocular vision).
For some, the two eyes can struggle to work together as a team and this can create problems such as:
- double vision
- learning issues.
When we help you select a visual aid, we keep everything about you in mind to give you the best possible options.
The reason behind our fees
Medicare will only pay for a comprehensive consultation once every three years. If you have been to another optometrist in the last three years, Medicare will only pay for a short 15 minute consultation (covering about $30).
Here at Grace & Vision Optometrist, we generally spend about 30 minutes or more for eye consultations. To remain sustainable and to maintain the current level of quality eye care, we are unable to bulk bill.
We pride ourselves in our attention to detail in every aspect and the time and care we give to each patient. We endeavour to provide comprehensive eye care so you can have peace of mind about you and your family’s eye health.
You can call ahead to find out which rebate you are eligible for by providing your Medicare number. This rebate will either be around $30 or $60. Please note there are special conditions for the higher rebate amount:
- For those above 65 years of age, you will be eligible every 12 months.
- If you have a referral from your previous optometrist addressed to us. Just a simple “Please continue care” will suffice – it does not have to be detailed.