We welcome you to our practice. The following information may be helpful for your appointment.
What to Bring to your Consultation
Glasses and glasses or contact lens prescription (if available)
Referral letter (from your GP, optometrist or other specialist)
Medicare card [DVA card or pension card if applicable]
List of medications and allergies
What to Expect at Your Visit
You may need to have your pupils dilated for a comprehensive eye examination to check the retinal peripheries. You should not drive for a few hours after pupil dilation if this is deemed necessary. Please arrange for someone to accompany you for your visit, or come by public transport or taxi. A pair of sunglasses is a good idea, especially on a sunny day. You will be initially seen by our trained orthoptists ( ophthalmic assistants), who will assess your condition and perform any necessary scans and tests.
Following this, your specialist doctor will examine your eyes and perform any necessary further tests/treatments as required. We recommend you allow approximately 1-2 hours for your appointment. We make every effort to keep to schedule.
Public Transport / Parking
Public transport is available, with frequent buses and a bus stop right outside the building main entrance. Green Square train station is a 10 minute walk from the practice.
Free, undercover patient parking is available for your appointment – enter the building basement carpark from the Sam Sing Street entrance, and press “01 OK” on the intercom for entrance. Drive down the driveway, turn left and left again. Parking is available in designated spaces. Take the lift to our office on level 1. Click on the “Location” link for further information.
Payment is required in full on the day of your appointment. This can be done with VISA, Mastercard, American Express or EFPTOS. Cash is also accepted. There is a reduced pensioner rate where applicable. A valid referral from your GP, optometrist or other medical specialist is required for your Medicare reimbursement.
We are not a bulk-billing only clinic. Our staff will provide further information regarding costs if a surgical procedure is required. We offer known gap cataract surgery for patients with private health insurance cover.
Cancellations: In the interest of fairness to all patients, please contact our office as soon as possible in advance if you cannot attend your appointment or need to reschedule.
Eye Health Information
Our specialist Dr Neil Sharma is a regular guest on 2GB Radio Sydney / 4BC in Brisbane, providing eye health advice increase public awareness of eye disease and eye health, and relevant preventative measures.
To listen to recent podcast episodes, click on the players below:
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Deborah Knight – 07th February 2020
2GB/4BC Radio Interview 20th January 2020. Topics including reading glasses, blepharitis, blurry vision and more
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Deborah Knight : Bushfire Smoke and Eye Health, 06th December 2019
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Chris Smith – 15th May 2017 (Macular Degeneration Awareness week episode)
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Chris Smith – 7th September 2016 (pt 2)
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Chris Smith – 7th September 2016 (pt 1)
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Chris Smith – 18th April 2016
2GB/4BC Radio Interview with Chris Smith – 17th September 2015