How often should I have an eye test?

Generally, your eyes should be examined at least every 2 years, or more often, according to your specific vision and eye health needs. Some eye conditions, like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, can develop unnoticed, so regular eye exams are needed to detect any changes as early as possible, before it affects your vision.
Tom Geroulas – West Ryde Optometrist

What is Behavioural Optometry?

Behavioural optometry is a specialised area of optometry that takes a holistic approach to dealing with visual problems. Vision is much more than just how clear your eyesight is. A behavioural optometrist checks all your visual functional and processing skills and can not only fix any eyesight difficulties you may be having, but also provide treatment that maximises your visual performance and comfort.
Tom Geroulas – West Ryde Optometrist

How long will my eye test take?

A comprehensive eye examination can take up to 45 minutes, so you will need to make an appointment. No referrals are necessary. Bring along your current glasses or contacts, and a list of any medications you are taking. We will need to ask about your health as certain conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and certain hereditary eye conditions, can affect your vision.
Tom Geroulas – West Ryde Optometrist

Do you Medicare bulk bill?

Generally, your Medicare card will cover your eye test. Government regulations limit Medicare benefits, so if you have recently had an eye test elsewhere, Medicare may cover only part of your test. Some of the specialised tests and treatments we offer are not covered by Medicare.
Tom Geroulas – West Ryde Optometrist

Will my health fund cover the cost of my glasses?

We have a complete range of eyewear, from designer label glasses, to brands that are covered fully by your health fund. Unlike some health fund preferred providers, we give you complete freedom of choice. Regardless, we make sure that you get back the maximum that you are entitled to. To reduce your out of pocket expense, we offer you fast and easy on the spot health fund claiming.
Tom Geroulas – West Ryde Optometrist