At Peninsula Eye Centre, we hope to make your visit with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Consultations are by appointment only and can be made by telephoning our office during business hours. We are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday.
It is our aim to keep waiting times to a minimum. Specialist appointments are typically expected to take 1.5 hours. Unfortunately, occasionally delays are unavoidable and your understanding is very much appreciated.
Please inform the reception staff as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
In order to claim for a Medicare rebate for your consultation, you will need to bring a valid referral from a general practitioner, optometrist or another specialist. Referrals from general practitioners and optometrists are usually valid for 12 months. Referrals from specialists are valid for 3 months.
New patients are required to complete the New Patient Registration Form prior to your appointment.
Alternatively, if you prefer to use a paper form, you will be provided with one at the clinic. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to complete the form.
On the day of your appointment, please bring:
- Medicare Card
- Private Health Insurance Details
- Government Pension Card
- Department of Veteran Affairs – Pension Card/Gold Card
Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for your initial appointment. Prior to seeing the ophthalmologist, an orthoptist will assess you and your eyes. It is usual for your pupils to be dilated with drops to allow the ophthalmologist to perform a thorough examination of your eyes. The drops can take up to 20 minutes to take effect, after which you will see the ophthalmologist, who will complete the assessment and examination.
It is advisable that you do not drive after your pupils have been dilated until your vision returns to normal (usually 1.5 – 3 hours).
We recommend that you bring sunglasses to your appointment to reduce glare resulting from pupillary dilatation.
Refer to Consultation Fees for our current list of fees and medicare rebates.
At Peninsula Eye Centre, we are committed to providing patients with the best eye care in the Mornington Peninsula, as well as offering value for money and limiting waiting times as much as possible.
Peninsula Eye Centre is a private billing practice and payment is required on the day of consultation. Medicare rebates are available and we can process your Medicare claim online.
Concession fees are offered to Government Pension card holders.
Patients with a DVA Veteran Gold Card are fully covered. For DVA Veteran White Card holders, you will need to check your specific entitlements to confirm if ophthalmology is covered.
Payment can be made by cash, personal cheque, EFTPOS or credit card (VISA, Mastercard). We regret that we do not accept American Express or Diners.
Retinal laser and minor surgery is performed in our Minor Procedure Room. Cataract surgery and retinal surgery is performed at Beleura Private Hospital.
Peninsula Eye Centre has an unblemished patient safety record. We believe in the highest quality care for patients in the safest manner. We use the National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Clinical Indicator Program as references for infection control.