FAQs

General appointment questions

What should l bring to my appointment?

• Medicare card
• Valid referral (from Optometrist, General Practitioner or other Specialist)
• Pension or concession card
• Any scans or testing undertaken if available
• Spectacles or contact lenses (and old prescriptions if available)
• Method of payment- cash and major credit cards accepted
• Sunglasses (helps to cut down on glare if you need pupil dilation)
• Parking and transport to our facilities

For your first visit, we will ask you to fill out a registration form. If you prefer to do it in advance before your appointment, please fill out the patient information form and email to:
reception@eyeandlaser.com.au

Please ensure you allow 2-3 hours for your initial consultation.

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Cataract surgery

How long will I be off work?

For cataract surgery, you will generally need to take the day off on the day of surgery, and it is also advisable to have someone bring you in to the day surgery and take you home. You will also need to return to the clinic for assessment on the following day. If you perform office-based activities, you may be able to get back to work on the first day post-op. We generally advise patients to plan to not drive for a week post-op, although many patients can get back to driving before this. Jobs requiring contact with unclean environments are not advised for at least two weeks post-op.

Will it hurt?

We take great care to minimise any discomfort or anxiety before cataract surgery. You will be given local anaesthetic and sedation to keep you relaxed and comfortable. Typically people will report mild irritation or itch after surgery.

When will I be able to see?

Many patients will notice a significant improvement in vision on the first day after the surgery. However, this will depend on your individual circumstances. As a general rule, we anticipate a final result at the four week mark, at which point, we usually stop anti-inflammatory eye drops.

Laser Vision Correction

How long will I be off work?

LASIK patients should feel and be seeing well enough for the most part to resume work and light duties 48-72 hours after surgery. Surface laser (PRK, PTK, ASLA) may take a week, up to several weeks to be cleared to drive.

Who may be suitable for Laser Vision Correction?

• Over 18
• Stable prescription for at least 1 year
• Myopia up to -10 and astigmatism up to -6D
• Hyperopia up to +3
• Not pregnant or breast feeding
• In good general health
• Healthy eyes

How can I pay for my procedure?

Credit card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard), or cash. Financing options are available.