Our consultations involve much more than just prescribing spectacles or fitting contact lenses. Our number one priority is YOU the patient. What makes us different is we are locally owned, ‘service oriented’ not ‘volume orientated’ and make sure every patient has first-class eyecare.
In our eye examinations, your optometrist will thoroughly assess your symptoms and eye health details. A detailed vision refraction will be performed using advanced technology and tailored to your needs.
Your Optometrist will perform a thorough examination to assess the health of the Anterior and Posterior eye. This will include checking of the eye pressure as well as a free Retinal photo of the Retina. Your optometrist will run through the management plan, treatment and review of your eyes based on the findings from all the tests.
We work alongside local medical practitioners, if you require any further care our optometrists can refer you to a specific specialist or liase with your GP. If further investigation by a GP or specific specialist is required, our optometrists can provide referrals where needed.
There are various health conditions that require more regular reviews and specific examinations (glaucoma, cataracts, and or diabetic patients). Your optometrist will arrange a suitable review schedule and organise reminder letters/messages for you too. In addition, we provide various specific eye examinations including Vic Roads testing, occupational testing and School screenings.
Eye Examination Procedure
At your appointment, you will experience many tests using state of the art equipment and technology. Your optometrist will run through the management plan, treatment and review of your eyes based on the findings from all the tests.
An accurate vision refraction reading using automated machinery and optometry refinement will be taken.
Eye HEALTH EXAMINATION
Your optometrist will run through the management plan, treatment and review of your eyes based on the findings from all the tests.
If a further investigation by a specific specialist is required, our optometrists can provide referrals where needed.
We recommend that everyone should have an eye test with an optometrist at least once every 2 years.
What is a bulk billed eye test?
At Spectacle Hub, we offer bulk billing on our eye tests, meaning that Medicare will pay for the total cost of your eye test. If you are a current Medicare cardholder, a comprehensive eye test can be bulk billed.
All our optometrists at Spectacle Hub are experienced and qualified to perform a thorough eye examination. The test aims to detect any diseases or conditions that could affect your eyesight, as early as possible. If you’re opting for one of our bulk billed eye tests, you don’t need to pay anything upfront. Still, you might need to pay for additional aids such as glasses, contact lenses or other treatments if your optometrist recommends these.
What happens in a comprehensive bulk billed eye exam?
Our optometrists thoroughly assess your symptoms and health details in our eye examinations. The procedures in our bulk billed eye tests include:
- An accurate vision refraction reading using automated machinery and optometry refinement.
- Binocular vision assessment to test the coherence between your eyes.
- Thorough external and internal eye examination using state-of-the-art equipment and cameras.
- A review of these findings, which your optometrist will go through with you.
- As a final step, your optometrist will run through the management plan, treatment and review of your eyes based on the findings from all the tests.
- At the end of your appointment, we will provide you with a full copy of our eye exam report in your preferred format — electronic or printed.
- In cases where further investigation by a GP or specific specialist is required, our optometrists can provide referrals where needed.
Eye conditions that can be detected by our bulk billed eye exams
There are various health conditions and illnesses that can be detected through a routine eye test, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Thyroid disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lyme disease
- Vitamin A deficiency
- Vascular disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Giant cell arteritis
If your condition requires more regular reviews and specific examinations, your optometrist will arrange a suitable review schedule and organise reminder messages to plan your treatment.
We all do our best to avoid everyday eye strain, protecting our eyes from the sun with polarised sunglasses, avoiding screen time where possible, and investing in optical care when we need it. Regular eye checks are essential to maintaining good eye care, so it’s always a good idea to schedule regular checkups with your optometrist — check your glasses prescription, check for any eye damage, and take advantage of eye care services.
When you make a booking for an optical check-up with Spectacle Hub, you can expect a series of standard tests. These assess the strength of your vision and ascertain whether you may need a new glasses prescription, an updated one, or even one of our advanced eye care services. Our friendly optometrists will talk you through each test and help you make the best choice for your ongoing eye care.
Dry eyes can affect us all from time to time, and the causes can be varied. Sometimes, dust or other particulates in the air can make your eyes feel dry, and hayfever or allergies can also give this sensation. Dry eyes can also be a symptom of overtired eyes and strained vision, caused by too much screen time, doing work in insufficient light, or improper prescription strength.
Non-prescription eye drops can provide temporary relief for the symptoms of dry eyes. Still, if the problem is chronic, it’s best to see your optometrist about what eye care services are available to fix it in the long term. The problem may be as simple as fixing your current glasses prescription or indicative of a larger problem requiring more specialised care.
As part of our eye care services, we’ll calculate the right prescription for your eyes and provide guidance on what lenses are best for your lifestyle and type of work. Then, we’ll help you choose a style and fit of comfortable and stylish glasses. If you prefer, we can even discuss options for contact lenses, depending on your preference.
Designed for anyone with myopia — otherwise known as short-sightedness — Ortho-K lenses use a specially designed contact lens to correct the curvature of your eye overnight. Ortho-K lenses gently reshape your eye while you sleep, allowing you to go glasses-free during the day and enjoy your new, corrected vision. Talk to our team about our advanced eye care services like Ortho-K today!
Specific bulk billed eye test
Accepted health funds
We accept all major health funds and offer additional discounts to private health fund members*. We recommend checking your private health care funding package and plans to learn more specific details about your coverage through your health policy or their website. Please feel free to get in touch with our team for more information on how we can help.
Book a Medicare bulk billed eye test with Spectacle Hub today
If you’re looking for a bulk billed Medicare eye test, Spectacle Hub has got you covered. As one of the leading providers of professional optometrist services, contact lenses and prescription glasses in Victoria, we offer personalised eye care solutions to all patients. With us, you can directly book a bulk billed eye test on our website. Simply head to our booking section and make an appointment based on your availability. If you have any questions, contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help you elevate your vision!