We look forward to seeing you in our clinic. To prepare for your appointment, please bring:
Your Medicare card and health fund details
Your referral (required for a Medicare rebate)
Please email a copy to our rooms if you are able to do so
All current distance and near vision glasses, contact lenses and eye drops
X-rays, blood test results or other documents
Please bring any relevant results of investigations or medical correspondence relating to your eye condition.
Sunglasses and arrange for someone to drive you home.
As your eyes will be dilated, you CANNOT drive for at least 3 hours after dilation drop administration.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow time to complete registrations forms.
Translation services are available.
If you need a translator please allow our reception staff one weeks notice.
If you have special mobility requirements please advise our friendly reception before your appointment.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call 07 3188 5185
Please allow up to two hours for your appointment
Unlike GP clinics, ophthalmology clinics operate in a different manner due to their speciality.
After your examination, you will need assistance to return home as you cannot drive for approximately 3 hours. It is advisable to make arrangements for someone to drive you home.
A collection of online resources for Westside Eye Doctors' patients and their carers.
MDFA provides resources for the community and health care professionals including information, guidance and support for those at risk of or living with macular disease.
The Fred Hollows Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people. The focus is on preventable causes of blindness such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing blindness and low vision services in Australia. Their website includes information on resources after recent diagnosis, living independently as well as information for carers.
Diabetes Australia works in partnership with diabetes health professionals and educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.