Optometry consultations usually have a Medicare rebate. An initial consultation fee at our practice can cost up to $185. Ongoing and contact lens consultation fees are variable, depending on your condition and needs. Each consultation fee must be paid at the time of the consultation.
Medicare offers optometrists the Easyclaim facility, and we have been using this system since it was in the testing phase. Once the consultation fee has been paid, we can claim your Medicare rebate on the spot, and refund it directly into your account. To claim this rebate, you must have your Medicare details with you, and an EFTPOS card. For more information regarding Medicare Easyclaim, please visit Medicare Australia's website.
Some consultation fees do not have an associated Medicare rebate. What you can and can’t claim depends on your circumstances. For more information about optometry consultation fees, please ask one of our staff, or contact us.