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How Much Does An Eye Exam Cost With An Optometrist?

What to pay when you visit your optometrist

Seeing your optometrist every two years is essential for keeping your eyes and vision healthy, but how much will it cost? We are fortunate in Australia to have access to Medicare, which means that you are able to receive a rebate for your eye examination.

At Outlook Eye Centre we bulk bill children and pensioners. Otherwise, the consultation fee is payable at the time of the visit. We are able to submit your claim to Medicare on the spot and you will receive a rebate benefit to your nominated bank account. There will be a gap between the fee you pay us and the rebate you receive from Medicare depending on how long it has been since you last had your eyes tested.

What doesn’t Medicare cover?

Generally, Medicare doesn’t provide rebates for contact lens consultations. Some extra tests are also not covered by Medicare, including retinal scanning, IPL dry eye therapy and blephasteam treatments. Please ask Andrew or Shannon if you have any questions regarding these fees.

Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of spectacles or contact lenses.

What if I have private health insurance?

Private health insurance with optical extras will allow you to receive back a rebate on the cost of prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.