You are entitled to claim a medicare rebate for you forty minute comprehensive eye examination at Sanctuary Lakes Eyecare if eligible. We require full payment after the consultation and can immediately process your Medicare rebate claim in-store using the electronic Medicare Easy Claim System. Your rebate is paid directly into your nominated Eftpos account within hours. Please ensure you bring your Eftpos card, with linked cheque or savings account for immediate processing.
From 1st January 2015, the Federal Government made significant changes to the Optometry Medicare Benefit schedule (MBS) which has significantly reduced the medicare rebates, as well as increased the time period between eligible periods for those under 65 years of age without a progressive visual condition. To maintain our philosophy of the highest quality eyecare at regular intervals, there is now a small out of pocket fee (usually $10.00). Please see the table below for list of our services and fees or enquire with our friendly staff. Our staff will also check your medicare eligibility for you before the eye examination.
Table of Fees Schedule
|Service||Optometry Australia 2020 Suggested Fee||Our Fee||Medicare Benefit rebateable
|Initial consultation outside of Medicare eligibility period||$127.16||$69.05||$59.05|
|Visual Field Test||$127.16||$66.40||$56.40|
|Comprehensive Dry Eye and Tear Osmolarity Assessment||$80||$0|
|Digital Retinal Photography||$30||$0|
|Optical Coherence Tomography||$65-$80|
(Dependant on scans required)
|Other Treatments||Pricing advised prior to treatment|
|Retinal Photographs & Optical Coherence Tomography |
(Dependant on scans required
Private Health Insurance
We welcome and accept all Private Health Insurance Funds and immediate in store claiming is available through HICAPS. Private health funds may cover towards your required optical products, such as spectacles and contact lenses, but do not offer rebates on eye consultations and specialty testing fees.
Sometimes, our optometrists will recommend further testing in the best interests of your ocular health. Some procedures, such as, Optical Coherence Tomography scans, Corneal Topography, Meibography and Retinal Imaging, are not yet rebateable from Medicare. Should any of these additional tests be required, our optometrists will inform you of the costs prior to proceeding. Sometimes these tests need to be scheduled for a subsequent appointment.