About your visit to Westside Eye Doctors
- You should bring your distance and near glasses for testing your vision.
- You may need to have various tests performed during your visit and therefore your visit may take up to 2 hours.
- Your pupils are likely to be dilated and this will make your vision blurry. It is advisable to arrange someone to drive you home after your visit.
Medicare Safety Net
The Medicare Safety Net provides larger Medicare rebates for patients whose out of pocket expenses for medicare costs have exceeded the threshold set by Medicare. Out of pocket expenses incurred at our practice contribute towards this threshold and once the threshold has been reached Medicare provides larger rebates for the patient, which result in making your out of pocket expenses much less. The Medicare Safety Net provides a rebate of 80% rebate of out of pocket expenses for out of hospital costs in a calendar year, once the relevant threshold has been reached (Limits and eligibility criteria apply – please refer to Medicare Australia for further information).
Privately Insured Patients
Our Specialists usually perform surgery at Eye Tech Day Surgeries and at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
Uninsured Patients (Intermediate Care Available)
Uninsured patients can access private surgical care with less out of pocket expenses as an “intermediate patient”. Please make an enquiry with our friendly staff for further information.