Your Visit


 Duration

At Cataract and Glaucoma Specialists we strive to provide the utmost care and attention in a timely manner. As your first consultation may require extensive examination and tests, you can expect to stay up to two (2) hours. Due to the need to sometimes treat patients with ad hoc eye emergencies, waiting times may be extended. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


 What to bring

Please bring the following with you:

  1. Referral letter from your Optometrist, GP or medical specialist
  2. Spectacles and/or spectacle prescription. If wearing contact lenses, please bring a contact lens case so that they can be removed and stored safely prior to examination.
  3. A summary of your medical history, current medications and allergies
  4. Medicare card
  5. Private health insurance card (e.g. HCF, MBF, Medibank Private, NIB)
  6. Pension card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) card
  7. Sunglasses to reduce glare after pupil dilation

 Tests

Patients will be seen by the orthoptist first. They will have their vision and eye pressure tested. You will then see your doctor, who may order more tests if deemed necessary.


 Procedures/Surgery

Procedures such as laser can be performed on the same day during your visit. If surgery is required, the timing of this will depend on the medical urgency. As a precautionary measure, patients should have an escort for transportation following their procedures.


 Driving after a visitation

Patients pupils will be dilated at every visitation and will blur vision for up to 4 hours. Patients should have an escort to assist with transportation or take public transport.


 Payment

Payment is made on the day of your appointment. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, VISA and Mastercard. You will be informed of costs by our staff. Informed written financial consent is provided prior to surgical procedures. Discounts are available for pensioners.


 Parking

Hurstville: There is free parking on site.

Miranda: There are two free public council parking areas available along Central Road.


 For more information, please see Surgical Procedures and Our Equipment.


Appointments and Referrals

To schedule an appointment, just click on the "contact" link below or download and fill in the Referral form.

Optometrists, General Practitioners and medical specialists can refer to us.

Referrals from optometrists and GP`s last 12 months, referrals from medical specialists are valid for 3 months.


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