Yes, there is a charge for patients to see our optometrists.
During your appointment we provide more than just the basics, we allow a longer time for our eye examinations so your optometrist can ensure your prescription meets your needs.
We thoroughly examine the health of your eyes and talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. We use state of the art optical equipment to help us provide a thorough and comprehensive eye examination. We screen for conditions such as cataracts, dry eyes, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration among others.
Our focus is on good eye health and maintaining that health into the future.
Yes – we can help you with your eye health, all our optometrists are therapeutically endorsed. This means they can diagnose your problem and provide you with eye medication scripts and review your recovery if necessary.
Our optometrists work closely with GPs and ophthalmologists providing details of your eye management with them, so you receive the best outcomes.
Looking after your eyes is important when you have diabetes as those who have the condition are at increased risk of developing eye problems. If left untreated, this can lead to poor vision and blindness.
Often the patient may not experience signs or symptoms of problems. Most vision loss from diabetes can be prevented with regular eye checks and early treatment.
Diabetes can cause a range of eye problems. The most common is diabetic retinopathy, where tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye are damaged and may cause vision loss. It’s important that it is identified and treated early. The early stages don’t generally have symptoms, but in the later stages, people may notice blurred, hazy or double vision or they may have sudden loss of vision. The only way to know if you have Diabetic Retinopathy is to have a diabetes eye health check.