At Peninsula Eye Centre, we hope to make your visit with us as comfortable and relaxing as possisble.
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. Unfortunately, delays are sometimes unavoidable and your understanding is 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 a Patient Registration Form. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to complete the form. Alternatively, you may download the Patient Registration Form and complete prior to your visit.
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 at least 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.
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. A current list of our fees is available at our reception desk.
Concession fees are offered to Government Pension card holders.
Patients with a Veterans Affairs’ Gold Card are fully covered. For 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.
Retinal laser and minor surgery is performed in our Minor Procedure Room. Cataract 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.