Can my child return to school or go to other activities after their appointment?
If your child has received pupil-dilating drops you may prefer not to return them to school after their appointment, as they will have blurred vision for reading and experience light sensitivity. The effect is temporary, lasting on average 2-3 hours although, occasionally, it may persist overnight. Do not be concerned as the effect will always wear off.
There are no restrictions on activities such as swimming or dancing lessons.
Do I need a referral for every visit?
You will need a current referral from a general practitioner (GP), optometrist or specialist to receive the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate. It is your responsibility to have a valid referral.
Referrals expire, so please check the expiry date on your referral to ensure you will be eligible to receive the rebate at the time of your appointment.
If you do not have a current referral, you will not be eligible for the MBS rebate.
Find out more about referrals and what you need to know on the Medicare website.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Please see Patient Information.
Where is Glen Iris Eye Specialists located?
Glen Iris Eye Specialists is located at 258 Warrigal Road, Glen Iris VIC 3146.
Our surgery is located on the corner of Warrigal Road and Hyslop Street. The car park entrance is via Hyslop Street. Please note that there are limited car parking spaces available.
Additional parking spaces can be found on Myrniong Street (please see map); however, there is a 2-hour parking limit.
If you are using a GPS device to locate the clinic, you may need to enter Burwood as the suburb instead of Glen Iris.
Will I be able to drive after my appointment?
If you receive pupil-dilating drops, it is not recommended that you drive following your appointment, as your vision will be blurry.
We also recommend wearing sunglasses to reduce the light sensitivity you may experience after the drops.
Will there be other fees associated with my appointment?
Additional tests may be requested by your ophthalmologist in order to fully diagnose or monitor an eye condition. This will result in an extra charge.
- The most common extra tests include:
- Visual field testing – this is eligible for a Medicare rebate.
- Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) determines the thickness of the retina and optic nerve. The cost is non-refundable from Medicare.
- Retinal photography – is non-refundable from Medicare