If your child has received pupil-dilating drops you may prefer not to return them to school after their appointment, as they will have blurred vision for reading and experience light sensitivity. The effect is temporary, lasting on average 2-3 hours although, occasionally, it may persist overnight. Do not be concerned as the effect will always wear off.

There are no restrictions on activities such as swimming or dancing lessons.

You will need a current referral from a general practitioner (GP), optometrist or specialist to receive the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate. It is your responsibility to have a valid referral.

Referrals expire, so please check the expiry date on your referral to ensure you will be eligible to receive the rebate at the time of your appointment.

If you do not have a current referral, you will not be eligible for the MBS rebate.

Find out more about referrals and what you need to know on the Medicare website.

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If you receive pupil-dilating drops, it is not recommended that you drive following your appointment, as your vision will be blurry.

We also recommend wearing sunglasses to reduce the light sensitivity you may experience after the drops.

Additional tests may be requested by your ophthalmologist in order to fully diagnose or monitor an eye condition. This will result in an extra charge.

  • The most common extra tests include:
  • Visual field testing – this is eligible for a Medicare rebate.
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) determines the thickness of the retina and optic nerve. The cost is non-refundable from Medicare.
  • Retinal photography – is non-refundable from Medicare
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